UFC’s Tresean Gore recently gave a very emotional interview ahead of his bout against Josh Fremd at UFC Vegas 63 this weekend.
Gore had made it into UFC after a stint on TUF in 2021. Gore did not win TUF – he was injured and had to sit out the finale but White signed him despite that.
Gore has a record consisting of 2 wins and 2 losses and is training out of American Top Team Atlanta.
He now has two back to back losses – to Bryan Battle and Cody Brundage. His opponent Josh Fremd has a substantially more MMA experience with a record consisting of 9 wins and 3 losses but he’s had only one bout in UFC. Fremd lost to Anthony Fluffy Hernandez back in April during his UFC debut.
Gore told media:
“I’ve always wanted to be someone.. I always wanted to be somebody that stood out. And I was oh, no, I was so emotional. But I just literally watched my mother.”
“I just watched my mother get her leg amputated because of the diabetes and an addiction. “
“And people don’t understand the things that you go through as a fighter outside of this. So I feel motivated to go be somebody to get my mom in the best rehab facility in the world.”
Dana White shared a clip of Gore interestingly but didn’t bother attributing the clip to Tresean.
Tresean Gore is an underdog at the moment with mean odds makers favoring Fremd.
UFC Vegas 63 will be headline by a clash between Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen. On the same card are:
Welterweight Max Griffin vs. Tim Means
Heavyweight Jared Vanderaa vs. Waldo Cortes-Acosta
Middleweight Josh Fremd vs. Tresean Gore
Light Heavyweight Dustin Jacoby vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.
Preliminary card (ESPN+)
Middleweight Phil Hawes vs. Roman Dolidze
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima
Middleweight Park Jun-yong vs. Joseph Holmes
Featherweight Chase Hooper vs. Steve Garcia
Flyweight Carlos Mota vs. Cody Durden
Bantamweight Christian Rodriguez vs. Joshua Weems