Before Tulare’s Jeremy Gurrola returns to action tonight at 559 Fights 65 in Visalia, Calif., the up-and-coming lightweight spoke with FightBookMMA.
How did you find MMA in the first place?
I stumbled onto MMA after I’d tried the whole college thing and it fell through. I’d always been a fan of martial arts and wanted to try it out. I didn’t need the grades to do martial arts.
How do you feel about your career so far?
I feel like I’m on the right track. I’m doing the right things and just trying to make the right moves.
Fighting at home. Does that add any pressure to the situation?
I try not to overthink anything like that. I feel that any way it goes down, it’s always going to be the same. I just try to stick with the same mindset and go out there and do what I can do.
What’s the most likely outcome for your fight this week?
Knockout, submission? Do you have a preference?
No, not really. You can say, “I’m going to do this,” but anything can happen. I might try a head kick.
Where would you like to be one year from today?
I’d like to be a pro. I want to get paid for this.