Viedas takes a loss

It might not have been the result that Marco “Machete” Viedas was looking for, but he isn’t wasting time getting back to training

It might not have been the result that Marco “Machete” Viedas was looking for in his return to the octagon, but he isn’t wasting time getting back to training after taking a unanimous decision loss at Battlefield Fight League 35.

Taking on Bryan “The Wrecking Ball” Gall, who had the same record, Viedas was back in the octagon for the first time in over a year after suffering his first MMA loss.

“It was a tough loss,” Viedas said. “He did a good job with his wrestling and I had a tough time with it, plain and simple.”

“It wasn’t the result I was looking for but it is what it is,” Viedas said. “I know what I have to work on and I’ll make sure I work extra hard on it before the next fight.”

His next fight is not scheduled but Viedas will spend June training at Tri-Star Gym in Montreal, home of the UFC’s Georges St. Pierre, Rory MacDonald, Jon Jones and famed coach Firas Zahabi.

“I’m super excited about this opportunity,” Viedas said.

“To be able to go there and train where GSP has trained, where Rory MacDonald is going to be training, it’s crazy.”

“I’m going to be in there training at the same time Rory is getting ready for his title fight against Robbie Lawlor in July, so there’s going to be lots to soak in while I’m there.”

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