Brandon Royval is shut to creating MMA his full-time job.
The previous LFA flyweight champion put in his two-week discover at his day job after profitable a $50,000 “Battle of the Evening” bonus this previous Saturday at UFC on ESPN 9. Royval (11-Four MMA, 1-Zero UFC) defeated veteran Tim Ellitott by second-round submission in a enjoyable, back-and-forth bout.
“I’m positively glad I received at this level, and I’m glad I obtained the bonus,” Royval advised MMA Junkie on Tuesday. “I believed I used to be a bit undeserving, however with that being stated, I’m glad I obtained it. It’s sufficient to alter my life for the following yr, however with that being stated, if I need to compete on the highest stage and compete within the UFC, that wasn’t going to chop it. That efficiency wasn’t going to be sufficient.”
Regardless of being victorious in his UFC debut over a former title challenger and choosing up further money, Royval stays important of his efficiency.
Both manner, “Uncooked Dawg” is glad he now will get to focus absolutely on his MMA profession. With the $50,000 in his pocket plus what he constructed from his struggle purse, Royval stop his non-fighting gig as a safety guard at a juvenile detention heart.
“I put in my two-week discover (Tuesday),” Royval stated. “I’ve been working since I used to be 15 years previous, so that is the primary time I don’t need to have a job, and I can truly pursue MMA. That is the primary time.”
Royval, 27, loved the safety job and hopes to have the ability to as soon as once more do one thing related when the time is true. However for now, he’s pleased with this main step ahead.
“I’m actually stoked. I requested them if I may go part-time. I knew the choice wasn’t going to be there; they weren’t going to go on the market and make a particular request for me or no matter. However I talked to them and we’re on actually good phrases,” Royval stated. “I get together with my supervisor, and it’s a job I actually like. It’s a job I’m fairly good at, and I’ll all the time positively return to that job afterward. I feel even now I’ll return as a mentor to go mentor a few of these children. However with that being stated, I put in my two-week discover right this moment, in order that’s a serious step in my life.”