Las Vegas, NV — Jake Collier was bummed for about two weeks after his loss last June.
The highs of mixed martial arts are so high, and the lows are super low. Unfortunately for Collier (12-6), after his fight at UFC 263 last year, he was out of commission for a few weeks.
“It was legitimately like two weeks; I didn’t want to go train, I didn’t want to go help my training partners. I didn’t want to do anything, just sit around and be fat, but also, I had to realize this is my job, and I eventually had to go back to work. It took about two weeks, but then I was back in there doing what we do,” Collier told Cageside Press during UFC Vegas 46 media day.
Collier lost a close split decision to Carlos Felipe to kick off UFC 263. To him, it was the most frustrating loss in his UFC career.
“Yes, absolutely [it was frustrating]. If you knock me out or submit me, hey man, I’ll shake your hand, but I wasn’t the one bleeding everywhere with a big gash in my face. I threw like almost 300 strikes in that fight, for a heavyweight — that’s crazy. I think they said I threw like 110 strikes in the third round, and I lost. It was frustrating, but it’s part of the sport,” Collier said.
Collier, who has been with the promotion since 2014, in three different weight classes, loves his UFC Vegas 46 match-up with Chase Sherman. “I’m excited. I don’t have to worry about Chase shooting on me and taking me down,” Collier laughed.
The only heavyweight fight on the card features early on the UFC Vegas 46 main card.
Jake Collier faces Chase Sherman at UFC Vegas 46 (UFC on ESPN 32) this Saturday, January 15, at the Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card airs live on ESPN in the U.S. More coverage from Wednesday’s media day can be found below.