Will Chope Says He's Learned From His Loss to Max Holloway
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.21.2014
His second fight will go differently...
Will Chope recently spoke about his upcoming fight with Diego Brandao and more. Check out the highlights:
On his plan for the fight: "I don't know what's going to happen. I have a gameplan, but even the gameplan just sometimes goes out the window – sometimes, a lot. Even when I say it's not supposed to."
On learning from his loss to Max Holloway: "Kind of how I fought Max the first round, but just keep that the whole time, and try to stay long. If I keep moving and keep him away from me … because I know he's going to come charging for overhooks and maybe push me against the cage for a takedown. But if I get a chance to clinch, I really like clinching. I think of myself as more of a clinch fighter than a boxer or a ground guy."
On his mistake against Holloway: "I was winning the first round, and when I went to the second round, I really wanted to go for the finish and completely threw the gameplan out the window and went to a really stupid way of fighting. So I just learned to stay calm and keep my confidence and not let it affect me."
On wanting to get a performance bonus: "People talk about honor and challenge. I like the money."