Jussier Formiga Discusses Alleged Head Butt Leading to UFC Fight Night 38
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.24.2014
He defeated Scott Jorgensen…
- Jussier Formiga spoke about last night's victory over Scott Jorgensen. Here are the highlights…
On The Head Butt Allegedly Leading to His VIctory: "I don't think it was a head butt. I think it was like a counter blow. I think when I came in, I did some movement, but it wasn't like head-to-head. It was my head against his chest, and he ended up falling on his back. Then I took the opportunity and went to his back. Everything worked out, and I was able to submit him."
On Working Out With Renan Barao: "Barao has been helping me out for a long time," Formiga said. "It's not like it was just for this fight, but for this fight, he had already fought Jorgensen, so he showed me some ways and how he moved. He just really helped me get my game together for this fight, and thankfully everything worked out. Usually in my training, I'm able to maintain well my boxing, but I hadn't been really able to show my boxing game. But I'm gaining confidence, and I think that every fight is different. From now on, I have a lot of stuff to perfect, and I just have to go against these guys. They're very, very tough."
On The Importance of The Victory: "I felt like it was like mission accomplished," Formiga said. "People that I knew asked me if it would be too much pressure to be fighting in my hometown. But I always saw it not as pressure but as a reason to put on a good show. Thankfully, I was able to perform my work and come out with a win. Currently I'm No. 7 in the UFC. I don't think about the belt now, but I'm thinking about moving up and just keep evolving in my weight division."