"I cannot believe I'm about to win two fights and be undefeated in the UFC as soon I wrapped his arm," McCorkle told Ariel Helwani Monday on The MMA Hour. "I was really excited about it and when it didn't happen, I didn't believe it."
"I shouldn't have put so much pressure on myself. I not only wanted to win, but I wanted to be exciting and win because no one wants a boring fight and I just kept hearing it was the largest gate they've ever had and they were expecting all these pay-per-view buys all this and I was getting about 300 texts a day from people I know giving me advice."
McCorkle was asked by White if he was nervous and was told "this is your shot."
"If I wasn't nervous before. "I am now."
"The only solace I can take from this is I guess If I had beaten Struve I probably would have gotten like Brock or Carwin anyways," McCorkle quipped. "So I was likely going to lose my third fight if not my second either way.".
"I am devastated. I am very, very disappointed in myself. That was a huge opportunity for me and I pretty much blew it."
As McCorkle awaits the word from the UFC in January, he joked he can only hope he'll be offered an easier task in the future.
"I'd like to have the worst heavyweight in the UFC. Unless that's me, I'd like to have the second worst heavyweight in the UFC."
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