From: Claude Patrick
Posted: 2 hours ago
Member Since: 1/1/01
ok so first off thanks everyone for the well wishes and support with the recent fight. Im super happy to finally be amongst the very best in the sport and can say everyone in and around the show did thier job phenomenally. Thar aside there is a once in a life time type convergence of circumstances that needs to be address that cost me a lotta money..
leading up to the fight im thinking ok well with the exception of mike pyle im probably the most dynamic submission guy on the card so i have a great chance of getting sub of the night.. after his fight ended in a triangle i was like ok i gotta do as much damage as possible and then look to hit something when ricardo was dazzed... I manage to finish the fight and the crowd showed me more than a little bit of love which is a nice change as my entire fight career i have always been the AWAY team and in many cases the villain. Now perhaps its a side effect of not having a ton of money but once i get some my hoarding instict kicked in.. i did my post fight medicals a few interviews got changed and started walking back to the hotel with my cheques. When i have cash you wont see men hanging out i gotta stash that somewhere and once thats done i cant leave it in the hotel alone so i was in my room no later than 7pm vancouver time at the expense of missing the other fights.. "I did see carlos condit and rory macdonald which was a great go so i figured fight of the night had to be that" but given the main card i was like DAMN i now am guaranteeed 85k bonus cause these guys are mostly bangers... ahh yeah!!!!
up comes mirko cro-cop and pat barry I had ZERO fear this fight would end in a submission so it wasnt event on my radar in terms of costing me this cash heheh .. but it just goes to show this thing is themost dynamic sport in the world.. mirko takes 2 knock downs and comes back to do two things totally out of character 1- submit an opponent and 2- take the mic and start talking... god damn!!!!!! right there my heart broke starting to think this man may have really got sub of the night...
in terms of technical application ill leave that up to the masses to decide but mirko is a legend in the sport and win lose or draw has put on some of the best fights ever so while i cant say im glad he took the CASH i can say if it had to be someone its not terrible that it was him :)
im resting up some pre fight injuries and back on the grind asap..
please forgive my complete dissregard for spellcheck.
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