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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