TUF Finalist Mike Trizano on the lesson he learned from Miočić: ‘If you work harder than the other guy, there’s a good chance you’re going to win’
Mike Trizano and John Gunther from TUF’s 27 Team Miočić became very good friends during the show. Even before their match in the tournament’s semifinal round, they did a sketch together for the first ever TUF talent show.
After three rounds, Trizano (6-0) was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
“The relationship we had outside the cage had no effect what goes on inside the cage,” Trizano told MMAjunkie Radio. “At the end of the day, it’s a fight. It’s business. He’s in my way of my goal, and I had to go what I had to do. But that’s the sport. It’s not all about trash-talking and stuff like that. We have a mutual respect of each other. We enjoyed ourselves outside of the cage, and when it’s time to get down to business and fight, we fought. It is what it is.”
However, two wins Trizano scored in the TUF won’t be officially marker in his record.
“I don’t really care about the record too much,” Trizano said. “It doesn’t take away from the experience I got from those fights, so I’m still learning from them.”
Trizano also said what was the biggest lesson he learned from UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miočić.
“Just to outwork people,” Trizano said. “If you work harder than the other guy, there’s a good chance you’re going to win.”