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Wednesday, 05/09/2012, 08:25 am

Paulo Thiago Still Suffering From Knockout Loss | "My neck still hurts." | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
Paulo Thiago comments in an interview with TATAME.

Thiago comments on being knocked out at UFC on Fuel 2 as well as his recovery and when he will make his return.

“There was no fight. Congratulations Siyar for having punched me at the right time. There’s no bruise in my face, but my neck still hurts. I don’t know what happened to my neck, he punched it really hard,”

“I went for a swing and wanted to hit him (with) a hook, I wanted to take him down so he wouldn’t keep his guard up. But then he moved. I made a mistake because I was too far from him, so I gave him the chance to counterattack. I made a mistake and paid for it. On a fight we make many mistakes and get things right at the end of the day it’s about who makes fewer mistakes. My mistake was fatal”

“It’s too close, but I’ll be ready in July, complete and trained. I had to take some days off because of the knockout. I’m training now and I guess I’ll be back on the octagon in July or August.”

“Nobody likes to lose. Whenever we fight after a lost there’s the pressure to win. Of course I’ll be under pressure, but I’ll do my best to get back to the winning track.”

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