Gabriel Gonzaga lost his confidence and his passion. He got it back tonight in Rio de Janeiro.
The former heavyweight title contender schooled hotshot prospect Edinaldo Oliveira in less than four minutes. Gonzaga made it look easy as he took the 6-foot-7 Oliveira to the ground and eventually locked on a nasty rear-naked choke to force the tap at 3:22 of the first round.
"It felt great to be back in the Octagon. My time away from the UFC was good for me. I dealt with some personal business in my life and came back refocused. Before, I was training well, but my mind just wasn't in it. Now, I'm back, I feel great. I'm focused and I showed that," said Gonzaga.
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Gonzaga (13-6, 8-5 UFC) last fought with the promotion in Oct. of 2010 and then abruptly retired. He had a comeback fight with a smaller promotion in October of 2011. He rose near the top of the division after going 4-0 with the promotion, but th...