The main event of tonight’s CES MMA 35 fight card from the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts will be a featherweight bout as Pedro Gonzalez meets Andres Jeudi.
Tonight will mark the first time that Gonzalez steps into the cage in 22 months as his last fight came on June 13, 2014 against Josh Lange at East Coast FC 1. He won that fight by submission and was a guest Thursday’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast” to preview his fight tonight. During his appearance on the show, he talked about why he has been fighting in Muay Thai and why he decided to come back to MMA now.
“Honestly, it’s just where my record is,” Gonzalez said. “I am 11-5 and that is where my fire burns. When I first started fighting, I started out just MMA. I did not have a background in wrestling or boxing or anything. I just went straight into MMA so it’s where my love is at. Muay Thai just came around. I was also doing pro boxing as too. I was just not getting the fights in MMA I needed.”
“Muay Thai and boxing came up so I took advantage of that,” he continued. “To keep sharp and stay in shape. Stay fighting and stay busy. That’s really why I turned to Muay Thai and boxing. Like I said, MMA is where my record is. I am on a three fight win streak. I haven’t fought in a couple of years, I am hoping this year will change all of that. By winning the next two or three and hopefully get a call from the big show.”
Check out Gonzalez’s complete interview from Thursday’s episode of “The MMA Report Podcast” below and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher.