Pokrajac complains about Magalhaes grappling, then apologizes

source: twitter.com

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Vinny Magalhaes tapped out Igor Pokrajac with a beautiful armbar Saturday on the UFC 152 undercard.

Many fans thought it should have earned Submission of the Night, over even Jon Jones' keylock on Vitor Belfort.

Prokrajac was underestandably not among the submissions' fans, but his argument is a little baffling. Via Twitter:

Igor Pokrajac UFC @igorpokrajac
If I wanted to do a grappling match I would go on a grappling tournament , this is MMA and UFC fans want a fight # UFC 152

Given that the sport is mixed martial arts not kick boxing, and that it was Pokrajac who executed the takedown to the mat, going public with the complaint as stated is probably ill thought through.

In an interview with MMJunkie Radio, Vinny responds.

"I understand the guy," said Magalhaes. "I've lost so many fights. People know that, and I would hate to be in his situation."

"Let's go back to the first round. The first round, I took him down, and it was not like I was just stalling. I took him down, I punched him, I threw some elbows, I went for a submission, lost the submission, and attacked a little bit off my back. Then the round was over.

"So it was not like a stalling situation. People lose, and they get frustrated if it's a situation where they get taken down over and over again. It is frustrating, so maybe they say something like that. But [in my fight] that wasn't the case."

"I don't think he should be saying that, because it would be the same as me getting knocked out and saying, 'I didn't sign up for a boxing match.'"

"Now, I'm in a pretty decent spot in the division. "But I'm still probably [ranked 15th or 20th]."

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And finally, Pokrajac apologizes.

"Sorry to all MMA fans on my [last] tweet after the fight, was [pissed] off because of my mistake," said Pokrajac. "I lost the fight. Vinny did his best."

"I don't show anything I was prepared for. Next fight I will do my best for all UFC and MMA fans. Thank you all [for] big support."

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tags: UFC 152   Vinny Magalhaes   Igor Pokrajac (detail)  


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jacktripper site profile image  

9/27/12 9:14 PM by jacktripper

Respect to igor for manning up and giving credit where it's due

vruntson site profile image  

9/27/12 4:03 AM by vruntson

Unfortunately K1 is dying Pokra. This is MMA and cool submission artist is something MMA needs right now.

BshMstr site profile image  

9/26/12 4:09 PM by BshMstr

the whole social media thing has got to be a headache for anyone with any fame now....i wonder if they have classes on this for new NFL prospects (like they do for investing, etc.).....

Motivated Penn site profile image  

9/26/12 4:08 PM by Motivated Penn

The dude isn't a native English speaker, he was really disappointed, and has retracted his statement. Leave it...

DoomFarmer site profile image  

9/26/12 4:06 PM by DoomFarmer

Uhm, Vinny didn't do his best...Vinny finished the goddamn fight.

fapout site profile image  

9/26/12 3:54 PM by fapout

I was wondering when Dana was gonna phone him about a rebutal

jacktripper site profile image  

9/26/12 3:50 PM by jacktripper


UGCTT_ScarecrowRio site profile image  

9/26/12 3:46 PM by UGCTT_ScarecrowRio

Much respect for clarifying it. Though that tweet will always be worth a chuckle

pennviachoke site profile image  

9/26/12 3:24 PM by pennviachoke

Igor is a tuff mofo and he will be back to his winning ways next fight.

Mega Colossus site profile image  

9/26/12 3:10 PM by Mega Colossus

Sometime a fighter has a hard time coming to terms with a  losses we can see. He's killed it by apologised that should be it.