Watch video interview with Kris Moutinho above
Kris Moutinho loves to fight and always has.
Before he was in the UFC, the Massachusetts native used to work a full time job in a paint factory and then train in his off time.
While working a full-time job seems and training afterwards shows his dedication to the sport, his next move really showed just how much the fight game means to him.
After rattling off some wins and finishes, Moutinho was in talks of getting on Dana White’s Contender Series, so he made the decision to quit his job at the paint factory and become a full time fighter.
That decision wasn’t easy, but Moutinho was willing to bet on himself and his gamble paid off.
In July, on days notice, Moutinho accepted a short notice fight against rising UFC star Sean O’Malley and while he didn’t get the win that night, he gained a lot of fans for his performance.
After the fight, Moutinho not only gained fans, but he was given big opportunities as well as he was guest on The Pat McAfee Show, which is one of the biggest shows in the United States right now.
While all of that stuff means a lot to most fighters, Moutinho isn’t too worried about spotlights or fan attention. Instead he just loves to fight and on Saturday, at UFC Vegas 50, he’ll get to do what he loves most as he’ll as he is set to make his second walk to the UFC octagon against Guido Cannetti.
Prior to the fight, Moutinho spoke to with MyMMANews about the matchup and his love for the sport. You can watch his full interview in the video above.
A full list of fights scheduled for UFC Vegas 50 are listed below:
Thiago Santos vs. Magomed Ankalaev
Marlon Moraes vs. Song Yadong
Alex Caceres vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Karl Roberson vs. Khalil Rountree
Drew Dober vs. Terrance McKinney
Alex Pereira vs. Bruno Silva
AJ Fletcher vs. Matthew Semelsberger
JJ Aldrich vs. Gillian Robertson
Javid Basharat vs. Trevin Jones
Damon Jackson vs. Kamuela Kirk
Miranda Maverick vs. Sabina Mazo
Cody Brundage vs. Dalcha Lungiambula
Guido Cannetti vs. Kris Moutinho
Azamat Murzakanov vs. Tafon Nchukwi