Trey Waters Details Going From LFA Champ, To UFC Debutant In 2 Weeks

Las Vegas, NV – Rollercoaster rides can be rough, but try being UFC welterweight Trey Waters who went from becoming the new LFA champion to making his UFC debut on short-notice at UFC Vegas 72 on Saturday night.

“Surreal. Honestly even right now I don’t think I’ve absorbed it. I don’t think I’ve really like taken it in. It’s still so surreal. Everything happened so fast,” Waters told Cageside Press among other media at his post-fight scrum.

“I just became LFA champ two weeks ago. Now I’m in the UFC, had as successful debut, it is crazy.”

Waters (8-1) has fought for the UFC before…sort of. Waters competed on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2022, but lost via submission. Now he returns to the UFC APEX and walk out with a victory and a spot on the roster.

“I noticed a lot of familiar things coming into this fight. A lot of things, when I fought (Gabriel) Bonfim like things that I remembered, so I did have a little eerie feeling. It was a little weird. I was hoping that I was not going to get the same result so it means a lot that I didn’t,” he said.

Successful debut now in place Waters looked ahead to what’s next. He mentioned he had some issues to deal with when it comes to injuries and such, but he wouldn’t be out very long.

“I do got a little bit of injuries, and I have been back-to-back, so I want to take a little bit of time, but man this is an awesome thing,” Waters said.

“I’m so grateful to be signed to the UFC. I’m ready to get back in here for sure.”

Watch the entire post-fight scrum above with Trey Waters.