UFC 281's Chris Gutierrez Details ‘Nasty Custody Battle’ over his Son
- Posted on Nov 08, 2022
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Chris Gutierrez may be preparing for the highest-profile fight of his career, but it has nothing on the battle he has been waging outside the cage for years.
Gutierrez (18-4-2, 7-1-1 UFC) is scheduled to take on former UFC lightweight champ and future hall-of-famer Frankie Edgar in a bantamweight clash at UFC 281. The spotlight could not be much brighter: facing one of the most beloved fighters in the sport, in Madison Square Garden on the pay-per-view card of one of the biggest events of the year. In addition, Edgar has announced that this will be his retirement fight after a legendary, nearly two-decade career.
Gutierrez has earned this moment. Since losing his promotional debut to Raoni Barcelos via submission, he has piled up seven victories interrupted only by a unanimous draw with Cody Durden in August. All the while, he has been fighting for custody of his young son, and in fact revealed that his "Performance of the Night" bonus for knocking out Batgerel Danaa in March went to