LAS VEGAS – After punching his ticket to the UFC, Daniel Zellhuber wants to relocate to the U.S.

The 22-year-old Mexico native remained unbeaten when he outlasted previously undefeated Lucas Almeida in an absolute war at Dana White’s Contender Series 41 on Tuesday.

But Zellhuber (12-0) didn’t come out of the fight unscathed and will need to get his ankle checked out before he’s cleared to compete again.

“The doctor says I might have broken my ankle in one of the calf kicks he blocked,” Zellhuber told MMA Junkie and other reporters at the UFC Apex. “We actually don’t know. I need to go back to Mexico and do some X-rays, but now it’s a little bit banged, but nothing that’s not gonna pass.”

Zellhuber is planning a move to the U.S., but is still undecided on which team he will join.

“I want to fight a gym here in USA,” Zellhuber said. “I want to move my camp here in the U.S. We have some gyms in mind, but first I need to see my foot, and if it’s all right, just do all the paperwork, get my visa, come here and start training.”

To see the full interview with Zellhuber, check out the video above.


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