Linton Vassell ‘Gutted’ To Be Out Of Playoffs

Uncasville – PFL heavyweight Linton Vassell scored the victory over Valentin Moldavsky at PFL 4 on Thursday night, but he still fell short of entering the playoffs.

Vassell (25-9) earned a split decision victory over Moldavsky, but still fell short of entering the playoffs with a total of 3 points this season. A loss to Denis Goltsov in the first round put Vassell in a hole he couldn’t dig out of without a first round finish and some luck.

“I’m gutted that I’m not through, but I’m more happy that I got the win. I finished the trilogy, so we’ll see what happens in the next couple of weeks I guess,” Vassell told reporters including Cageside Press at his post-fight scrum.

With the seeding set for the start of the playoffs Vassell finds himself on the outside looking in. A seed of hope remains however as MMA is a violent game where injuries are common place. If a heavyweight withdraws from the playoffs he could be on the short list to get a call up.

“We all know what happens. Heavyweights are pulling out left, right and center aren’t they,” he said.

“Maybe get a call from PFL you know? We’ll see. Maybe get a super fight or something. I’ll go back and lick my wounds for a bit, and go back to training.”

Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Linton Vassell above.