After Brunson (22-7 MMA, 13-5 UFC) prolonged his a success run to four consecutive fights with a unanimous decision occupy over Holland (21-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in Saturday’s middleweight headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, the UFC president expressed confusion over the loser’s performance and in-cage trash talk.
White stated he notion Holland broke mentally due to the magnitude of the moment, and the cease consequence modified into a level of speaking and antics that occupy been uncharacteristic, even for “Huge Mouth.”
Brunson stated he doesn’t agree, even supposing. As a change, he parts to his huge again in wrestling as the distinction-maker in the octagon.
“He factual couldn’t stop the takedown,” Brunson told reporters, together with MMA Junkie, put up-fight at UFC On ESPN 21. “It’s silly he saved giving me his hips, ? He’s the extra or less man who’s intensely explosive to cherish bustle in, but he’s lengthy so he can opt up away with it at times. He saved presenting his hips and he modified into there for the taking down. Dana White’s a form of guys. He’ll be upset with you. I’ll come out the next fight and knock a man out and he’ll be happy again. So, it’s all factual.”
Brunson stated nothing in regards to the fight with Holland no doubt stunned him. Nonetheless he doesn’t assume it modified into a excellent scramble. He knew his opponent would possibly presumably be vocal to a level, and even supposing it modified into in the origin his idea to answer, he modified direction as soon as he noticed how the fight modified into unfolding.
“Arrive on, man: You’ve received to cease better than that,” Brunson stated. “That modified into rather stupid. Work to opt up up out of positions. You’re speaking the entire time. I modified into going to talk inspire to him correct through the fight, but I’m cherish, ‘This man’s stupid. He’s stupid. He’s factual laying here speaking and no longer bettering situation, so I’ll factual let him.’ I didn’t desire to desire to ruin his rhythm. Perfect let him preserve doing his factor.
“I comprise he’ll study from this. He’s received to be a dinky bit extra centered on the fight. He modified into in form, I modified into in form. He wished to entertain between rounds, but this is the fight game. It’s factual to celebrate, but you ought to potentially be a dinky bit extra centered on the fight because I modified into shopping for my moments to no doubt save some factual punches on him and opt up him available.”
Brunson’s four-fight UFC a success run now has him tied with Marvin Vettori for 2nd longest amongst piquant middleweights in the inspire of champion Israel Adesanya (9). He stated he’s shopping for a huge fight next, potentially with broken-down title challenger Paulo Costa.
The ragged, who modified into the making a guess underdog to Holland coming in, stated he needs he would possibly presumably’ve made the victory extra emphatic, but he’s jubilant to opt up his hand raised towards a determine who had masses of hype around him coming in.
“To fling available and opt up the occupy, shut him up, it feels factual,” Brunson stated. “I modified into a dinky upset that I didn’t opt up the carry out. I notion my ground-and-pound would opt up it performed. He modified into rather crafty on bottom, maintaining my hands, maintaining my wrists and stuff cherish that. We received the occupy. Onto the next.”