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Tim Elliott’s trying to win bonus money at UFC Vegas 39

Having won again for the first time since 2016, UFC jumper Tim Elliott was looking forward to continuing his winning streak last June against Mudaerji Su at UFC Fight Night, but due to an injury from Su, the fight never took place. position.

Having struggled professionally for over a decade, Eliot has become accustomed to things like quarrels, so while he was frustrated that he could not face Shu, he is not as much a failure in some ways as others.

“There is nothing you can do about it,” Elliott told MMAWeekly.com. “People are being injured, they are being injured and people have to leave. People have to go through it. If it’s not this week, it’s someone else next week, so it’s something you have to live with and balance for the course.

“The hard part is that I went through a full training session, my coaches went through a whole training camp and my co-workers went through a whole training camp and none of them got paid because I was not paid, (although) these guys got a job. It sucks in the sense that financially you do not get compensation for that period, but again that is only part of it “.

While Eliot sees improvements in training for a race, that does not mean he likes to do many camps in a row.

“I’m so sick of camp right now, but at the other end I have more chances to get better,” Eliot said. “For me, personally, I get better faster when I’m in camp. I put more work, I pay more attention, I am over-concentrated.

“So, although a lot of time has passed and I am not being paid, I have also had two training camps where I have very good concentration, very good coaches and top coaches, so there are good and bad things that accompany this.”

This Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Eliot (17-11-1) will look to get his third consecutive victory, when he faces Mateus Nikolaou (16-2-1) in a main 125-pound match in the UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez.

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“I’m getting older, so I have to go out and try to fight, do cool things, try to be exciting and try to win bonuses,” Eliot said. “I have also lost some games that I should not have lost. I took matches I should not have taken. Now I make everything smarter. I do everything on purpose.

“I have drawn up my game plan. It does not matter if it is Nicolau or Su Mudaerji, the goal remains the same and the process is the same. All of these processes are long and difficult, but I enjoy it, I go back and I learn, and I make these adjustments so I don’t have to go out and fight. we have a specific plan for what we will do “.

Having put his career back on track, Elliott sees no reason why he can not start pushing for the title next year.

“After my defeat by Brandon Royal (in 2020) I thought they would be cut, so I got what I could, but now after two straight wins, it will be three straight wins, the title has changed hands here in recent days, so “The goal to win this victory, to stay healthy, maybe go again or come out later, seems to be to claim the title again,” said Eliot.