“’m really ashamed of myself that I fell victim to ring rust. Emotions had nothing to do with it.”
“I focused really hard and I trained really hard on this fight, but me having this damn movie and everything -- I kind of almost regret doing the damn movie now. There was so much pressure. (20th Century) Fox kind of threatened to sue me if I lost and everything because they didn’t know I was fighting.”
“I’m a fighter, but I tried to go into a whole new adventure and didn’t even know anything about tours and stuff in a movie. I had no idea I had to do this. I was just focusing on this fight and I wasn’t even worrying about (the other movie offers). I got to make a decision because it looks like it would be hard to do both if you’re gonna take time off and fight guys accountable here in the UFC…I’ve just got to think about which one I want to do.”
“He is a good fighter. That’s why I respect him. He proved to have a good strategy, he’s real quick, he had good wrestling -- I was surprised he even took me down, but I still feel like I’m on another level.”
“That was more of a wrestling match than a fight.”
“He had a great game plan, and it worked well for him. I’m not a sore loser. That’s why I commended him. We all come for the same cloth. We all put our lives on the line and get in the Octagon and do battle.”
“I’d like to get back in there as soon as possible. I didn’t like the way I felt, how much I hesitated. This fight’s going to haunt me for a long time. I’m just one of those guys, you know. It’s really going to haunt me.”
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