Via his Twitter handle, UFC Featherweight Jared Gordon posted a picture of himself with a USADA official on Wednesday morning, June 7.
The two appear to be sitting on a subway, Gordon (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) being amused, the official, not so much.
— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) June 7, 2017
If one thing is clear in this photo, it is Gordon needs to hold it.
The Queens, New York native is scheduled to make his octagon debut against Michel Quinones at UFC Fight Night 112 inside the Chesapeake Bay Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 25.
On March 15, Gordon signed with the UFC. It all started when UFC President Dana White attended CFFC 63 to film an episode for his UFC Fight Pass show “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight,” on Feb. 18.
After defeating Bill Algeo by unanimous decision to defend his title at CFFC strap, Gordon shook hands with White.
The UFC is the promotion where Gordon knows he should be fighting for.
The champion submitted Pickney by a second-round rear-naked choke.
The 28-year-old’s last defeat came May 9, 2015. The doctor stopped the fight after Gordon suffered a cut above his eye against Jeff Lentz.
Lentz went on to earn the third-round TKO stoppage, handing Gordon his first and only professional defeat.
As of February, Gordon ranked as the No. 15 featherweight outside of the UFC according to MMA Sun. What seemed as a likely possibility last month, is now a reality.
“It was great to hear that come from Dana. I must have got a point across,” Gordon said. “It feels good, I have ‘accomplished’ a part of my goal.”
His opponent is making his UFC debut as well. Quinones is riding a five-fight win streak, finishing four of those bouts.
Quinones only defeat came by unanimous decision against Brandon Girtz at Balltor MMA 180 Nov. 9, 2012.
At the end of the day, Gordon is looking forward to his first test inside the octagon.
“I know I’m going to blow through the competition early,” Gordon said. “I have a lot to learn, but I know its my time.”
By NJ MMA News Staff