Terrion Ware: I Wasn't Guaranteed A Second Fight After Taking UFC Debut On 8 Days Notice, Talks O'Malley Fight


Terrion Ware isn't heading into The Ultimate Fighter 26 finale with as much hype as his undefeated opponent, but knows he has to make a huge impression on the show.

Ware is scheduled to face Sean O'Malley on the show, fresh off of Dana White's Contender Series as perhaps the most high profile name to come from the show.

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"I always put pressure on myself. I don't care about the outside pressure. It makes me train harder. With him, who knows if he's ready for the bright lights and the pressure I'm going to put on him? I see (that oddsmakers) have him as a favorite. That doesn't bother me at all," Ware told Fightful.com's James Lynch.

This will be Ware's first fight since dropping his UFC debut to Cody Stamann on only eight days notice. According to Ware, even though he stepped up in just over a week for the company, he wasn't too sure he'd be given another fight by the UFC.

"It wasn't guaranteed that I was going to get another fight. After the fight in the green room, I went up to (the matchmaker) and he said 'I can't wait to have you back.' That was great to hear from him," remembers Ware.

Ware also revealed he was getting some training in at Black House MMA, among several other gyms. 

In the full interview, Terrion Ware (17-5) discusses his upcoming fight against Sean O'Malley (8-0) at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale on Dec. 1. Terrion also talks about dropping back down to bantamweight for this fight, his training camp for this matchup and what video games he's currently playing. 

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