Vinicius Queiroz Says He's Happy For Alexander Volkov
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.01.2013
Even though he lost to him...
Vinicius Queiroz recently spoke about his loss to Alexander Volkov in his last fight, taking on Lavar Johnson at Bellator 102 and more. Check out the highlights:
On losing to Alexander Volkov: "I'm happy for Alexander Volkov. He's a great champion with a great fight record. But anyone who saw us fight knows that I was nullifying his game. No one else in Bellator fought him as well as I did."
On how the fight went in his estimation: "I think I was doing well at first, keeping a good distance. But the referee interfered by standing us up too quickly after I took Volkov down. Many fans and even the Bellator officials saw this. That standup was a determining factor in our fight, but it's water under the bridge now. Now my goal is to win this tourney and face him again. I'll be even more prepared for his standup, and he'll be more prepared for my ground game, so it will be a different fight altogether."
On Johnson: "I think Lavar is a very experienced athlete, coming to Bellator from the UFC. It's a pleasure to welcome him to Bellator. He does have heavy hands and fights aggressively. I've fought muay Thai my entire life, so I'm more than ready to trade on the feet with him. I also feel my jiu-jitsu is an advantage over him. It may be a good path to win this fight. But I'm ready on the feet or on the ground, and undeniably he is very tough standing."
On his ultimate goal: "It's just one fight at a time for me. Of course I want a rematch with Volkov, but first I need to win this grand prix. Then I'll face whoever happens to be holding the belt. That's my focus."