Brad Tavares Says He's Frustrated He Didn't Finish Robert McDaniel at UFC Fight Night 27
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.04.2013
He wanted the finish...
Brad Tavares recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his win over Robert McDaniel at UFC Fight Night 27. Check out the highlights:
On not finishing his fight with McDaniel: "I wasn't so much disappointed as frustrated with how that last round went."
On the last round: "In the beginning, I thought [McDaniel] would come out and use his range and do some crazy Steven Seagal kick. He threw it a few times, and I didn't want to rush in and get caught. But after a few times, I saw it in his face, and in his body – he didn't want to engage, and credit to him, he moved really well laterally."
On who he wants to face next: "I was thinking maybe since they're fighting soon, the winner of Philippou and Carmont. In my opinion, I don't think Carmont deserves that fight with Philippou. I thought he lost his last two fights and got gifted by the judges. [The Tom Lawlor] fight was a little closer. To me, the (Lorenz) Larkin fight was obvious. Larkin obviously won that fight. But I know a lot of people believe Lawlor won that fight, as well."
On trying to get a fight with Wanderlei Silva: "I really wanted to fight Wanderlei (Silva), and that didn't go through, and they made it clear it wasn't (going to happen) due to the fact that I'm not a big enough name to fight Wanderlei. They didn't say it in those exact words, but that's pretty much the feeling that I got. I think the fact that he's getting up in his career and he wants to stay up at 205, he's done cutting weight. He's one of those guys that he doesn't have to be fighting for a title or title contention, and it will sell. I think they need him to fight these big superfights."
On wanting to fight again this year: "I don't want to wait very long. Last time around, I had to bug (UFC matchmaker) Joe (Silva) to get me a fight. And I'm sure everybody does, just because there's so many fighters. They absorbed Strikeforce; there's women's (divisions); there's [flyweights]. There's a lot of fights, a lot of fighters, and maybe not enough fights."