Despite playing it safe in UFC Fight Night 210 win, Trevin Giles didn’t think job was on the line

LAS VEGAS – Trevin Giles took a more cautious approach at UFC Fight Night 210.

Giles (15-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) snapped a two-fight losing skid when he defeated Louis Cosce (7-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) by lackluster unanimous decision this past Saturday at the UFC Apex.

However, despite getting stopped in two prior fights, Giles said he didn’t think he was fighting for his job.

“I think the UFC knows,” Giles told reporters, including MMA Junkie. “I think they know that I’m an exciting fighter. For me, today was a little bit, I guess less characteristic of the way that I fight.

“Usually I’m a little bit more risky. I played it a little bit safe and tried to play a little bit more of a different game, but I think the UFC knows when it comes down to it, I’ll stand in there, and I’ll trade. I’ll have exciting fights in my future. Even if I lose tonight, I don’t think that they would let me go.”

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Giles was knocked out by Dricus Du Plessis and Michael Morales before rebounding with the win over Cosce. The stoppage losses forced him to fight in a more reserved fashion, but he was also surprised that Cosce didn’t push forward more.

“I would have to say my past losses, I mean, I just came off of two losses,” Giles said. “So last thing you want to do is come out and be reckless and then have an unnecessary loss. Honestly my last two losses I felt like I lost against guys that are not better than me. It was just me making mistakes that cost me the fight. So I was just making sure I didn’t make those mistakes, and if I was gonna get a knockout, a submission or whatever tonight, it was gonna be done through technique and not just me trying to force it.”

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 210.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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