NOTTINGHAM, England - There was no false sense of security for Che Mills. There was no illusion, necessarily, that he was on the top of some proverbial mountain after his UFC debut.
Mills nearly a year ago scored a 40-second "Knockout of the Night" bonus over Chris Cope. But fast-tracked against Rory MacDonald in April, Mills found himself in another world.
Once he discovered that world, he knew he was an outsider - and that he had to do whatever it took to make a permanent home there.