Lim considered quitting after 4th round

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Hyun Gyu Lim fought through a brutal five rounds to lose a decision to Tarec Saffiedine at the UFC Fight Night 34. Lim was batterd with leg kicks in the early rounds, but fought through the pain to hold out for a decision. He did however consider not coming out for the last round:

After three rounds, his corner implored him to give it another five minutes. And after the fourth, Lim considered calling it a day.

“At the end of the fourth round, there was some conversation to that effect,” Lim told MMAjunkie through a translator at the post-event news conference for UFC Fight Night 34.

But the South Korean knew what was at stake in the top-billed fight of the UFC’s debut in Singapore, which took place at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The show was the first event to stream on the UFC’s new Fight Pass digital network.

“This was an absolute golden opportunity for me to be featured in a main event,” Lim said. “As part of the main event, I wanted to put on the best possible performance. That was my No. 1 goal, and probably the only goal I had. I feel I accomplished that goal.”

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