Joey Beltran Discusses His UFC on FX 6 Victory
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.19.2012
And his move to light Heavyweight…
- Joey Beltran recently spoke about his UFC on FX 6 victory and more. Here are the highlights…
On Cutting More Weight: "I'm just getting used to the whole science of taking off weight and putting weight back on and still being able to perform. I was happy overall."
On Defeating Igor Pokrajac: "Igor, I want to say, is probably the most experienced (opponent) as far as the UFC record, and overall record, he's probably the most experienced person I ever fought," Beltran said. "He had the credentials and high-quality wins over top-level opponents. I could see how one would say, 'Joey is going to get beat me up in this fight.' But I had other plans."
On Why He Dropped to Light Heavyweight: "It was a combination of things," he said. "It was to rejuvenate my career. It was to get a fresh start mentally and physically. But also, I felt … I'm short and I'm not very athletic, and it didn't really work for me against these guys who are 6-foot-4, 6-5. It just made more sense to do it when I did. And it's working for me. I'm really happy."