Grispi: Don't know why I had the worst night ever

January 6, 2011

“I’ve never felt like that for a fight,” Grispi said of his loss at Saturday’s UFC 125. “I didn’t feel like myself even going out. I was trying to get ready for the fight and I just couldn’t get into the mode to fight. I don’t know. I was trying to the whole time. I couldn’t think of what to do. I don’t know. I just froze up, I guess. I don’t know. It’s the first time I’ve ever felt like that.”

“I knew he was tough, he’s a brawler, he’s a tough kid – I just didn’t give him a fight, I didn’t really fight my fight. I didn’t really fight back. I was just in my own head. I just couldn’t think.”

“I can’t look at it anymore. I’ve just got to keep trucking, keep moving on and getting another fight in there right away. I want to smash someone. I’m pretty pissed at myself.”

“I learned obviously I can take a bunch of shots to the face and I know my heart. I always know I can go three rounds even if I’m getting beat up, the whole fight is going the wrong way — I can still stay in there and still try to win. It’s the worst night I’ve ever had and I still didn’t get finished. Even though it was a horrible performance on my part, I definitely learned from it.”

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