Dave Herbert: How are you feeling since the Belcher fight? You had a hand surgery didn’t you?
Patrick Cote: I feel good. For sure I'm not happy about the result but you know I'll be back stronger. And yes I broke my hand during the second round. I had surgery and everything is fine now.
DH: Have you watched the fight? Do you still question the stoppage?
PC: I don’t question the stoppage. He got the choke so there is no doubt about the stoppage.
DH: Were you out after that slam?
PC: I wasn’t out but I felt dizzy for 2-3 sec and that was enough time for him to take my back and get the choke.
DH: Belcher may have to retire due to a detached retina. As a pro fighter, what are your thoughts on this?
PC: It’s pretty bad. I wish him the best of luck. Injuries are the worst, and with eyes you can’t take any chances.
DH: You are fighting Tom Lawlor at UFC 121. What threats do you feel he poses, if any?
PC: He has a good pace in the first round and decent wrestling. I have to be ready right away when the bell rings.
DH: Do you plan to keep it standing?
PC: For sure that’s my style. I’m going to knock him out bad.
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