A victorious Gutierrez has been going through a custody battle in recent times, while he says was a motivator for UFC Fight Night Nashville.
“Going through a really nasty custody battle and trying to do the right thing like I’m doing and it just never seems to get any better,” Gutierrez said after the event (via Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie). “With the mindset of, ‘It’s not going to change anything right now.’ So instead of trying to fight back over and over and over, you’ve got to let that go through its process as well. I’ve accepted that. I’ve become a newborn person and become closer with God. Everything is just kind of playing out itself the way it’s supposed too and it did.”
The custody battle hasn’t always gone in favor of the UFC star, as Gutierrez lost custody of his child.
Gutierrez knows that winning will help make things in life goes easier, which is what he hopes the victory in Nashville will help accomplish.
“My coach says the more you win the easier life gets,” Gutierrez said. “I took that and did some different things with my training camp. I got the negative things out of my head and addressed that and everything played out.”
UFC Fight Night Nashville wasn’t just a victorious evening for the fighter, but it also served at the event that Gutierrez scored his first UFC win at.