Falcao says White's criticism fair

by John Morgan | source: mmajunkie.com

At UFC 123's post-event press conference, UFC president Dana White was openly critical of Falcao's performance and implored the entire UFC roster to learn from this fight what not to do. It's a message Falcao said he took to heart.

"Dana's criticism was fair," Falcao said. "People pay to watch big fights and not strategy games. I think that the fact it was my debut made me be too careful. I was only thinking about winning.

"I am very grateful to the UFC, Dana and (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva because they gave me the opportunity I have been waiting for all my life. I will pay them back with the fights they want to watch. You all can look forward to my next fight because now that the debut is over, I will go in there to finish the fights like I have always done in my career."

It's currently unknown when Falcao will fight again, but "Big Rig" promises things will be different the second time around.

"I would like to say thanks to the UFC, Dana White and Joe Silva for trusting in me as a fighter," Falcao said. "I want to thank all the fans that have been showing a lot of support all over the world. Also thanks to my sponsors Musclepharm and Hayabusa for all the support. I love you all, and I will pay you all back by giving everything I have inside the octagon.

"Sometimes just winning is not enough. Now that all the pressure of the UFC debut is gone I will be able to fight the way I like: finishing people and cementing my place in the elite of the middleweight division."

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X_Rated site profile image  

11/26/10 10:50 AM by X_Rated

My god .... His hands... So fast

MetaDevil site profile image  

11/26/10 10:39 AM by MetaDevil

I think what irritated people is that once he engaged, it looked like he could whatever he wanted to Harris and then he just kinda hung back.

Poindexter site profile image  

11/26/10 10:26 AM by Poindexter

 He looked great in the first two rounds. Harris needed to step up in the third but instead resorted to that ridiculous stance he'd been using the whole time and the takedown feints.  It was weird, I tell ya.

epwar site profile image  

11/26/10 10:10 AM by epwar

I thought Dana's motto was "you perform or you go away"?

n3m site profile image  

11/26/10 3:06 AM by n3m

Chute Boxe!!!! Can't wait for his next fight.

CRE site profile image  

11/26/10 2:59 AM by CRE

Looked like Wanderlei and Arona's lovechild in there for a brief moment.

Respect site profile image  

11/26/10 2:47 AM by Respect

You have to admit that when he was on, he was FUCKING ON.

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

11/26/10 2:42 AM by ABE FROMAN

 What else could he say besides Dana was right? Anything else and it's a cut.

Snarl Snatch site profile image  

11/26/10 2:24 AM by Snarl Snatch

Considering he explained his ridiculous performance, I can forgive him. Look forward to see him fight again (and I wasn't, until now).

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11/26/10 2:22 AM by USAF Imagery Analyst

Looking forward to next bout.