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Bryce Mitchell believes he’s ‘two big wins’ away from UFC title shot: ‘I could win it right now’ – MMA Root

Bryce Mitchell believes he’s ‘two big wins’ away from UFC title shot: ‘I could win it right now’

Bryce Mitchell is finally healthy and ready to resume his UFC title pursuit.

The undefeated featherweight prospect revealed on Wednesday, MMA hour that he expects to return to the Octagon in early 2022 after missing out all of last year due to a broken arm he received in his UFC Vegas 12 win over André Fili in late 2020.

“For about four months, I couldn’t even carry groceries in my left hand because I was still undergoing recovery and all that,” Mitchell explained. MMA hour

“I trained with one arm, but it’s clearly not the same thing. So I had to heal this hand, and then quite a few months passed after that. [before] I can start using my hand, return full grip, and then I will be comfortable hitting with it. But everything seems to be back to normal [now]so it doesn’t bother me at all. “

The news is certainly welcome for Mitchell, as the 27-year-old has become something of a forgotten man at 145 pounds after gaining significant momentum for his 5-0 start in the UFC. Mitchell competed twice a year, as in 2019 as well as 2020 and has become something of a fan favorite for its eccentric personality, magical struggles and love of camouflage shorts. But 2021 was a very different year for Thug Nasty, a year defined by disappointment at not competing – a year that Mitchell is keen to leave behind.

“Brother, this is the definition of insanity,” Mitchell said. “And I heard a lot of fighters talking about it, were emotional and all, and that’s just part of it. I’m not the only one who goes through this. This is what happens when you are in a cage fight and so on. “

As it turned out, Mitchell found at least one way to keep himself busy. The Arkansas native revealed that he recorded his first rap mixtape under the moniker “Thug Nasty” and plans to release a seven-track album on his YouTube channel next Wednesday. Mitchell said he was tired of writing rap tracks, but he just kept them to himself and wanted to go public with his efforts.

Regarding his UFC career, Mitchell said he is aiming for a comeback in early 2022 and may already have a rival on the rosters, although nothing was official as of Wednesday.

“They tried to find me a rival. And then they kind of did it, and it kept pushing back because they already had dates that they wanted to fill out, ”Mitchell explained. “So it took a little time, but I was told that I can not say anything, because all I have done is verbally agree. And I can tell you that I agreed orally, and soon it will happen if they agree orally, but I don’t know if they agreed.

“I don’t even know if this dude is healthy or not. I don’t know anything about what is happening on the side of the enemy, but I verbally agreed and they will soon find me something here and they work with me, so I appreciate it. I’m not trying to rush them. “

Mitchell teased that if that happened, the fight would be against the big name, and that he personally liked how the stylistic match favored his skill set.

Mitchell is currently ranked 15th in the featherweight title in the global MMA Fighting rankings, but he believes that with just two wins, he can get the opportunity to fight for the UFC title – and if that happens, he will love it. his chances.

“Give me a title shot, two big wins. Now they can’t be shitty wins. These are two big wins, ”Mitchell said.

“I think I can beat everyone and I want a title fight. And I am ready to earn it. I am ready to earn it. If they think I don’t deserve it, that’s okay, but give me what they have to get the title. I can win it right now. There is no point in waiting. I can do it right now. “