It has been almost a year since undefeated prospect Trevin Giles last stepped into the Octagon, with that last bout coming at UFC Fight Night Fresno in December of 2017.
A huge factor that has kept Giles out of action is that he has started a career as a police officer.
“Its been going good, it sucks you know…not being able to go in there and fight…watching everybody else fight, progress and stuff like that. Some of the newer guys out there are doing really good, so it sucks just sitting by and watching that. The (police) academy and things have been going good for me, it was actually good to finish the six months of the academy. Now I just have a few more month to do as a probationary officer and then in April, I’ll be able to fight again,” says Giles in an exclusive interview with Fightful’s James Lynch.
Giles revealed that he can fight for the UFC again in April of next year, but no events have been announced by the promotion at this time for that period.
While some fighters returning after a long absence may have an opponent in mind, it doesn’t matter to Giles whom he faces when that comeback fight happens.
“I have nobody in particular, to me…I just take everything fight by fight. I don’t really care who I fight, it could be the best guy at middleweight or whoever. It doesn’t matter to me, I’m just glad to come in there and being able to fight and have some fun. It doesn’t matter to me, not until I start getting up there into title contention or something,” says Giles.