Chris Camozzi Discusses Fighting in Hostile Territory
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.08.2013
- Chris Camozzi recently spoke about his UFC 158 with Nick Ring. Here are the highlights…
On Fighting Nick Ring in Canada: "It's the same story for me every time. I fought Kyle Noke in Australia, Dustin Jacoby in Chicago, Nick Catone in New Jersey, Luiz Cane in Brazil. At first it was like, 'Oh, man, this makes it tough,'" he said. "But now I embrace it. I kind of enjoy it. If the crowd's not behind me in the beginning of the fight, it's all right. I thrive off the boos anyway. After I win, they enjoyed the fight and they cheer. Brazil was awesome after I won, even though I'm sure they were cursing at me in Portugese walking out. But walking back in after winning, it was all high fives and cheers."
His Thoughts on Ring: "I think people overlook him," he said. "He's a real tough guy. He's a friend of mine and we've trained a little bit together. We were on the show together. And I think people look past him. But any time you only have one loss in your career and you have 14 professional fights, he's good. You can't deny it. This sport, you don't get that many wins and one single loss without doing something right."
On His Losses Motivating Him: "I still remember every person that's beaten me in my career," Camozzi said. "Those five people, I still remember to this day. Sometimes I have to think about guys I've beaten to remember who it was, but guys who beat me I never forget about. It eats at me all the time, and motivates me."