UFC: Welcome to the 29th season of The Ultimate Fighter! How does it feel to have this opportunity?

Gore: I don’t really like to call it an opportunity. Opportunity sounds like a place where you can lose or are only there for a minute. This is mine. I’m ready.  

UFC: What do you bring to the Octagon that makes you a force to be reckoned with?

Gore: The guys better watch that left hook and they better watch my right hand, and my wrestling. I can wrestle and I can grapple. Wherever it goes, I’m ready. I know they’re ready too, but I’m ready to see the white in their eyeballs and see them panic.

Check out every contestant’s profile on The Return of The Ultimate Fighter here.

UFC: What is going to be the biggest challenge for you on the show?

Gore: Just missing my newborn son and my wife. That’s my main thing that’s hard. I miss them. That’s my everything and that’s my world. As far as fighting these guys, they’re just men. They bleed like I do. I got defense; they aren’t going to be touching me. I’m going to make it one-sided and dominate.  

Make sure you tune in to season 29 of The Ultimate Fighter, which airs live on ESPN+ on June 1st at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.