Gorsegner Has Must-Win Mindset Entering Main Event Bout at Mamba Fight Night 8

Winning in the only option for Grant Gorsegner.

Los Angeles’ Gorsegner (0-1) will make the cross-border trip to Burnaby, B.C, to take on Abbotsford’s Gagan Gill (2-1) in the main event of Mamba Fight Night 8 on Friday night.

Coming off a loss in his professional debut back at Rise FC 4, Gorsegner, 32, said he views this fight as a must-win, and doesn’t care how that win comes.

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Grant Gorsegner in action at Rise FC 4. (Photo by Joel Griffith)

“It’d be great to get a quick finish, but I’m ready for the war. Let’s give the people what they want,” said Gorsegner in an interview with MMA Empire.

“I’m going to win because I simply must win. I just have to win. I know it’s the main event, so they’re going to shove a mic in my face no matter what. There’s no way I’m going to walk in there, walk out and give a consolation speech at the end.”

Gorsegner’s last victory inside the cage came back in 2015.

With it now being over a year since he last had his arm raised, Gorsegner said he has no shortage of motivation to leave Burnaby with a win.

“MMA, and martial arts in general, is a journey. Man, am I motivated. It’s time,” said Gorsegner.

“It just is what it is. I’ve had fights where I felt I just kind of got screwed on decisions and other things like that. But I’ve just been improving, always getting better, always advancing and always learning. I feel like I’m right where I need to be, and you can’t think anything but that.”

Gorsegner Lovin’ The Great White North

Prior to his professional debut in the summer in Victoria, B.C., Gorsegner fought his entire amateur career in the U.S.A.

Now making his second straight trip across the border to throw down, Gorsegner said he loves the traveling aspect, loves Canada, and is not at all concerned about the fight taking place so close to Gill’s hometown.

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Grant Gorsegner and Josh Kwiatkowski exchange blows at Rise FC 4. (Photo by Joel Griffith)

“I’m so even-keeled it just makes no difference to me where it is. China, Russia, his backyard, or my backyard, it’s just a fight,” said Gorsegner.

“My job is the same no matter what. I don’t care where it is; it makes no difference to me.”

In 10 combined amateur and professional wins, Gill has yet to need the judges in order to get his hand raised.

Given Gill’s obvious finishing prowess inside the cage, Gorsegner said he knows Gill is going to bring a hard pace and a tough fight, which is exactly what he wants.

“I don’t any business to do with someone who isn’t going to bring a good fight, and I know Gagan is fully capable of bringing it,” said Gorsegner.

“I just want tough fights, win, lose or draw. If I’m going to beat somebody, I’m 32 years old, so I want to beat someone worth beating. He fits the bill perfectly.”

Gorsegner’s Shoutouts

“I’d like to shoutout my new team at Systems Training Center (Marcus Kowal, Rafael Santos, Christos Giagos) and my long-time sponsor Northwest Affiliated Clothing Co.” Follow Gorsegner on social media: FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM