Coming from a high level wrestling background, Ring of Combat Lightweight Champ Gregor Gillespie is used to pressure. He thrives in competition and backs up his talents with a relentless work ethic that allows him to push the pace with no fear of gassing out. The question then becomes, can his opponent deal with his pressure? We are talking about pressure created by a D-1 elite wrestler stilling evolving under Long Island MMA‘s Kyle Cerminara, who also posesses slick submissions training with Gracie Barra Long Island‘s Joe Scarola, and a strong striking game under the constant guidance of head trainer, Bellmore Kickboxing MMA‘s Keith Trimble. There’s the saying, “the type of pressure that makes diamonds,” but with Gregor “The Gift” Gillespie, it more like “the type of pressure that makes Champions.” New York Fighting spoke to Gregor, for this edition of Behind the Fighter.
Watch “The Gift” fight March 4th LIVE at Ring of Combat 54
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Intro: Matt Culley
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