Notorious character and master of the flying knee, Gilbert Yvel recently came back from a brief lay off to destroy Mike Kita in the opening moments second round.
After this recent emphatic win, the high-flying Dutchman mapped out his plans to get back in the cage as soon as possible when he recently spoke to Ironlife.com
I heard you had a fight a couple of weeks ago, what happened in that one?
Yeah I had a fight in Holland against Mike Kita. First of all, my fight was planned to be at 9 o’clock, but at the end my fight was at one o’clock in the night, so I was really fucked up and my opponent was supposed to be a really good wrestler.
After 2 seconds we were already on the ground. He tried to do a figure four armbar, but he wasn’t strong enough and one moment later I was on his back. I was so surprised that I was on his back that I messed it up a little (laughs)
I need some time to get into the fight, I need some punches on my face, then I can do some damage. So we went to the ground and he tried two or three times for the armbar. Last 10 seconds of the first, I got him in a triangle, but I was in such a bad position, that I gave him some punches on his face.
Then the second round, the bell went and I noticed his left eye was closed, so the first thing that I did after the bell rings, I threw this right cross because he never saw it coming and it destroyed his face. It was a knock out one second into the second round. I put him in the hospital, I splattered his nose and he needed two or three operations to fix it.
I was training of course with John Lewis in Las Vegas, and with Randy Couture in Vegas and of course in Amsterdam. At the moment that’s it.
No. The next fight I hope really soon because I can’t wait – I like to fight 6 times a year and I have this year only one fight, so it’s a little bit messed up. I had a fight two weeks ago and I need another fight in another three weeks – I got to have my rhythm.