Bobby Green flashes $60,000 at UFC Vegas 71 interview claiming “This is what I do it for”

During the recent UFC Vegas 71 media day interview, veteran UFC lightweight fighter Bobby Green caused a stir when he brought a large sum of cash amounting to $60,000. However, Green later clarified that he brought the money to demonstrate how it serves as his motivation for fighting.

While Green’s choice to bring such a substantial amount of cash to the interview may have been daring. It is evident that financial security is a significant driving force for the fighter. In his own words:

“It’s a prop to my outfit. It’s not really much, it’s only 60 thousand, not much. And I say cash is trash, so it’s not really anything but for me it’s a motivation. It let’s me know what exactly I’m looking for, it let’s me know that. This is what I’m aiming for every time I go to fight.”

At UFC Vegas 71 this weekend, ‘King’ is scheduled to face Jared Gordon. ‘Flash’ aims to recover from a controversial unanimous decision loss to Paddy Pimblett at UFC 282 last year and hopes to achieve a resounding victory against Green.

Meanwhile, Bobby Green is preparing for a challenging bout as well. The 155-pound UFC veteran recently suffered a knockout loss to Drew Dober in December 2021 at UFC Fight Night 216.

Nevertheless, Green is well acquainted with setbacks and has shown repeatedly that he possesses the resilience to recover from defeat.

Bobby Green talks about the reasons behind his decision to change his legal name

Bobby Green

Experienced UFC lightweight fighter Bobby has made a daring move to change his legal name to his long-standing nickname ‘King.’

The alteration will become effective following his last UFC bout against Jared Gordon this Saturday. The change is so significant that Green will no longer possess a first or last name, and will be recognized only as ‘King.’

The atypical decision has sparked interest among both fans and the media. With many inquiring about Green’s reasons for the name change. Nonetheless, Bobby has stated that he has been known as ‘King’ for so long that it has become a fundamental aspect of his persona.

“I keep telling you I’m different. I was just trying to do something different, rebrand myself, let everybody know that what I’m doing here is like, ‘Why not?’ I woke up today and I’m like. ‘I’ve done everything I want to do, why not change my name?’?

“Who says, ‘Today, I’m going to change my name? F*ck it. Let’s do something different. I’m totally different than all the other guys in the lineup. That’s one thing I’m setting myself aside,” he continued.

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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