UFC 285’s Cody Garbrandt Admits “Life Is In Chaos” Ahead Of Final Fight
LAS VEGAS, NV — “There are a lot of things I’ve worked on and had to change in my life and my career,” admitted former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt during UFC 285’s press day. this week
Garbrandt has done a horrendous job over the years. having only won once since 2016 and with a 1-5 record in that span, he will meet Trevin. Jones on Saturday and spoke during this week’s press day about how he’s changed. and what he went through outside of the cage
“I’m good with structure and routines. I’m out of there for a bit. i really believe that everything happens for a reason There’s a reason why those fights weren’t successful,” Garbrandt told media outlets, including Cageside Press. “Just so excited about the label I had. and was here in battle week to speak in front of you and to be honest I’m so excited to lift weights on Friday and show off my skills on Saturday.”
Excitement is not always there. “Many times ago I never had that I, dazed, walk to the arena. You have 20,000 fans going crazy for the fight. and you don’t feel numb at all But now I’m excited.”
In his most recent outing, Garbrandt moved down to flyweight. But ended up getting knocked out by Kai Kara-France. To hear Cody say “No Love”, it wasn’t the weight loss that made him join.
“Let me be honest with you in that fight. I feel good in terms of losing weight well. But other than that, my life was ruined,” Garbrandt says. “It wasn’t good. I wasn’t in a good place. i’m not happy I went through the movement. Good camp. I had a lot of injuries in the fight.” Later, Garbrandt again noticed the numbness he had at that moment. “My heart is not there. To be honest I was walking to the octagon dazed, like, ‘Damn, I have to fight?’”
“My life wasn’t where I wanted it to be,” Gabrandt explained, so the move to Las Vegas, where Garbrandt currently lives, was training at Xtreme Couture. The move was motivated by family. After parting with his ex-wife, Garbrandt needed to be closer to his son.
That circumstance played a huge role in Garbrandt’s trance from the fight, “It ended up getting divorced before my fight. Sold the house the week of the controversy. I have a son who was three or four at the time. I come from a broken family. I don’t want that But we must continue our work. [hold] For my life I have to make some life changes. Luckily me and my ex-wife are wonderful co-parents. Well done, Kai is so happy he turns 5 next week. I am so grateful to him and what he has brought into my life.”
“Sometimes you split up. But I have a lot going on in my personal life,” Garbrandt adds. “I think a lot of people don’t understand that we’re still human after all. We still struggle with the things normal humans do. We just have skills that I guess some people put us on a podium.”
See Cody Garbrandt’s full UFC 285 media day appearance above.