Ryan Jimmo Says He's Seeking Redemption at UFC 161
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.12.2013
He thinks he made a mistake taking his last fight...
Ryan Jimmo recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Igor Pokrajac this weekend at UFC 161. Check out the highlights:
On regretting taking his fight with James Te Huna at UFC on FUEL TV 7: "I acted like an amateur by choosing to go ahead. I've done it before and come out on top. Not that night. Te Huna's got a hard head. He's a tough guy."
On whether he felt pressure to compete despite his injury: "What are you doing, trying to get me in trouble? Well, that's part of it when you're first starting out in this in the UFC especially. I already [withdrew] for ... my (planned) debut. So I didn't want to be that guy that kept pulling out because of injuries."
On his loss: "I think I was a better fighter that night, but due to injury, I couldn't get my cardio where I needed to be. I gassed out. But I can't take anything bad from it."
On his fight with Pokrajac this weekend: "I think I'm a bigger, stronger human being. If he wants to brawl, I'll pick him apart on the feet."