Constantinos Philippou Says He Wants a Fight of the Night Bonus at UFC Fight Night 35
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.07.2014
He's looking for people to remember the fight...
Constantinos Philippou recently spoke with MMAjunkie aout his fight with Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 35. Check out the highlights:
On his recent loss to Francis Carmont: "You keep winning, you have no problems. You lose, everyone has something to say."
On wanting to improve from that performance: "I can't have another boring fight like that. I just want to get in and have an exciting fight so I can show everybody that that wasn't me there last time...It was a boring fight; he laid on top of me. My fault – not his fault. I wasn't able to get him off of me."
On his fight with Rockhold: "I want excitement. I'm going for (a) ‘Fight of the Night' (bonus). No matter what the result will be. I want to win, but I want people to remember this fight."
On Rockhold: "Watching his fights, I see he likes to strike, and I'm hoping that will be his game plan. There's no secret what I want to do."
On moving from Queens to Long Island and leaving Chris Weidman's gym: "I just felt that I needed a change. I spoke to them and I explained to them how I felt. It wasn't a training issue; it was personal issues that I had, and I needed to go to another place to find myself."
On his ranking: "I know I'm ranked No. 10 and [Rockhold is] ranked No. 5 or 6, but everything changes every day."