MINNEAPOLIS – After losing on Saturday night, junior Dos Santos made one point to congratulate his opponent Francis Ngannou for an important victory. However, the former heavyweight UFC champion believes his biggest opponent in the cage itself may have been himself. Dos Santos (21-6 MMA, 15-5 UFC ) through TKO in the opening minutes of their main UFC ESPN event. The loss deflected the hope of Do Santos to challenge the heavyweight strap on his next trip as she raised Ngannou in the title conversation.
UFC on ESPN 3 was held Saturday at the Target Center. The card was broadcast on ESPN.
The consecutive series saw that Dawson Santos threw the wrapped hook, which he finally missed before Ngannou could connect with the final struggles. Irritated by himself at the press-conference press conference, the 35-year-old Brazilian highlighted the mistake he made that opened for the final.
"If I followed the strategy a little more with more attention, I think I will do very well," said Doctor Santos at the press conference after the battle. ̵
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Although it is complementary to Ngannou, Dos Santos believes his battle is a loss. Aside from mental mistakes, he believes things could change in a different way if he sticks to the game plan.
"I do not want to take any credit from him, but I gave him this victory," said Dos Santos. "Why should you cast this right and approach it?" Give him an answer from above. Because that's what he's doing. Every time you miss a hit on him, he is there to answer that. That was a big mistake. As I said, I did it in the fight with Derrick Lewis, but I managed to get back. This time it did not work. "
Where does Dose Santos go? Even the Cigano itself is unable to answer this question.
"It was not in my plans (to lose), so I really do not know," said Dos Santos. "I had many plans in a different situation and a different result. It's hard to build your way into this sport. Sometimes suddenly (everything) disappears in front of you. I am a positive person and I am ready to restore it. I know how to do it. I'm made of the truth, and I'm true. I know how to do it again and I will do it again. Congratulations on it.
Damaged by the loss, Dos Santos believes the only remedy for his illness would be to return to the victory column. this defeat causes harm to you, "says Dos Santos. "I want to fight as soon as I can fight again. Let's go back home, think about everything that happened to come back to work. I think I belong to this world of struggle. "
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