“I was happy that I was able to pick him apart. That was the plan, but unfortunately in the last 48 seconds, I got caught. It’s devastating. But, it was out of my control — I know I did my best in every aspect. I was winning the fight after three rounds, I just made a mistake and paid for it. I feel now that I should have kept him standing up and [continued to beat him up]. I’m not sure about that late takedown. I don’t really know [how far this loss sets me back]. There is confusion in the weight class right now — just 48 seconds later and it could be a totally different picture. Next I’ll regroup, go back home and get better. I know I’m better than this, but unfortunately I got caught. That’s life.”
UFC on FX 2 went down last night from Sydney, Australia’s Allphones Arena. In the main event Martin Kampmann took a page out of the book of Tim Boetsch and stole victory from Thiago Alves with a last minute guillotine choke to force Alves to tap and secure victory in the third round.