Cezar Ferreira Still Wants Another Crack at CB Dollaway
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.24.2014
But he faces Andrew Craig at UFC Fight Night 44…
UFC middleweight fighter Cezar Ferreira recently discussed his upcoming UFC Fight Night 44 bout against Andrew Craig. Below are some highlights.
Ferreira on wanting a rematch against CB Dollaway: "I still say that C.B. got lucky, and I haven't forgotten him. Now I'm concerned with Craig, but after that, I want payback from Dollaway. If I fight him 10 times, I'll beat him 11."
Ferreira on his plan against Craig: "He's a new-generation athlete. He does everything – striking, wrestling and jiu-jitsu. He's very complete. My plan is to start fast and pressure him constantly, putting him in bad spots standing or on the ground. I want to make him uncomfortable. If he gets comfortable on the feet, I'll take him down and finish him with ground and pound. If he gets comfortable on the ground, we'll stand and I'll knock him out on the feet."
Ferreira on his fight with Dollaway: "I stepped into the cage to win the combat. I did everything in my power. When I saw the opportunity to knock him out, I took it. I hit him and he backed into the fence. I proceeded to attack to finish the fight. That's when he successfully countered. There are times in life when you have to accept the risks. I dislike tying up my opponents. MMA is not only fighting. There's also an entertainment aspect. And I like to put on a show. I always go after the knockout. And next time I'll get it. I think Dollaway got lucky when my own punch didn't connect."