“Logical fans that actually go back and pick that fight apart, and didn’t just judge it by the first time seeing it [agree with me]. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely don’t think it was the most exciting fight that I’ve put on, or that the UFC has had as a main event in a while. But then if you see the fight, I believe, less than a month later, the Renan Barao and Urijah Faber fight … I remember they were actually holding hands three or four times in the fight. I don’t know, don’t quote me but I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about. The big heavyweights that fought that night (Cheick Kongo vs. Shawn Jordan), I think I actually feel asleep at the bar. The Tim Boetsch and Hector Lombard [fight], I think someone had to actually wake me up because I was snoring at the bar. So I wouldn’t say my fight was the most boring. But a logical fan and a logical analyst goes back there and watches the fight, and watches my gameplan and sees the footwork, sees the improvement that we have made … If you look, I outstruck him. I was much faster than him. It felt like I was two or three steps ahead of Gray the whole time. I outwrestled him, I stopped all of his takedowns. I defended submissions, got a little bit of ground and pound, broke his nose, cut his face. I got my hair pulled numerous times. Let’s see, the list goes on. Oh yeah, profanity, words were thrown in my direction along with being flipped off in the cage. So it’s whatever. If people are going to boo me because of that, then so be it. But I know there’s logical fans out there that realize what fight they saw.I’m sure [Maynard] still knows what happened in the cage that evening.”
During Monday’s stint on “The MMA Hour”, UFC fan favorite, Clay Guida talked about how boring some recent UFC fights have been and the ramifications of such displays inside the cage.
“The Carpenter” also discussed his decision to drop down to featherweight and make a run at Jose Aldo’s belt. To see what he had to say about that turn the page below.
“The fact that I’m pretty undersized at lightweight, I think now is the time. Coming off of two losses, I’m going down on my terms. No one is forcing me to. It’s just, I’m going to do things on my terms. We made a pretty good couple runs at lightweight, and who’s the say we won’t go [back] up there after a few fights. You never know. I don’t really have any names picked out. But I would definitely like a higher profile fight. I would like to fight someone who has a couple of wins under their belt at 145 [pounds] that’s going to put us in position to make a run at the featherweight — I’m still getting used to saying that — featherweight division right out of the gate.”Tags: featured, mma, MMA NEWS, ufc, ufc news