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TUF Winner Mike Chiesa: My Life Is Now Fighting

Since Mike Chiesa (8-0) won the 15th season of The Ultimate Fighter, he has readjusted his life by committing to just fighting.

“I can’t go to work as I have so many obligations now,” said Chiesa said on The MMA Hour. “When I wake up I feel like I’m on the clock. So I have to get things done and be productive.”

Chiesa said it took nearly two months to absorb the fact that he won a UFC contract worth six figures.

“It’s a lot to take in,” said Chiesa. “I’ve had to adjust to a new lifestyle. I’ve adjusted well. I felt shell-shocked by people. All the things taken away from you for three months, it’s crazy that it takes a while to adjust to having them all back.”

Chiesa returns to the Octagon to fight Rafaello Oliveira (15-5) at UFC on FOX 5 on December 8.