“I would rate the performance, I think it was a good performance, but there was definitely a lot of room to improve. Vitor had me second-guessing myself. I’ve just got to get more comfortable in the Octagon. I work so hard on my wrestling and so hard on my standup. I definitely need to embrace jiu-jitsu more and practice what I preach, being a true mixed martial artist and embracing all martial arts. I have to admit I don’t practice my jiu-jitsu every day. I just remember getting to that second round, thanking God that I had gotten out of that armbar, and thanking God for that adversity. … I honestly thank God just for having a hurt arm, just to prove to myself and prove to my coaches that all the speeches and all the stories I heard about warriors, just to be able to prove that I can be a warrior as well, I was grateful to be able to come back from something. I think I have a lot of fans behind me. Obviously there are going to be people who support you, and people who want to see you fall, and that just goes with the position I am in. The biggest thing is focusing on the people who are pulling for you. And want to see you make it and wanting to focus on them.”
During the UFC 152 post fight press conference, UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones admitted that he may need to work on his jiu jitsu game a little more thoroughly in order to avoid mishaps like the first round armbar against Belfort that nearly cost him his title last weekend.
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