Eddie Wineland Says He's Past His UFC 165 Loss
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.26.2014
Now that he has a win under his belt...
Eddie Wineland spoke last night following his win over Yves Jabouin at UFC on FOX 10. Check out the highlights:
On losing to Renan Barao at UFC 165: "The title fight is water under the bridge at this point. I just keep paddling the boat, and that's exactly what this fight was – get in the guy's face, keep pressing forward, make it my fight. I wanted the fight to end on the ground. I wanted to show people that I do possess a ground game, I do possess ground-and-pound, I can control my opponents on the ground. It wasn't a perfect fight, but I was happy with the outcome."
On switching to ground-and-pound for the win: "In the past, it's been no secret that I like to knock people down. I knock them down and stand and let them get back up and knock them down again. For anybody who's trained with me in the gym, they know my top game is very, very heavy. I like to time my shots and I don't want to just throw wildly. I make my shots count, I make sure they're hard, and I make sure they're going to land. And I throw everything with a meaning. I try not to give any space and make every shot count."
On another potential title shot: "I guess that depends on my next opponent. It could be two fights, it could be one fight, it could be four fights. It all depends on who they put in front of me next."