Ricardo Lamas Responds To Nik Lentz Calling Him Out
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.03.2014
If he wants some, he can get some...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Ricardo Lamas (14-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) responded to Nik Lentz (25-6-2 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) calling him out after UFC Fight Night 44. He said "if he wants some, he can get some". Lamas broke his thumb in the first round of a fight with Hacran Dias (21-3-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) this past Saturday at the same event, which happened at the AT&T Center in San Antonio and aired live on FOX Sports 1. He won by unanimous decision.
On his performance with Dias: "It was an ugly performance, but under the circumstances, I tried to do what I could to finish him. But Hacran is a tough dude, and I knew that going into the fight."
On getting called out by Lentz: "First of all, this kid doesn't even have heart. I've heard stories about this guy; my boy Luis Palomino, ‘Baboon,' was down at (American Top Team) for a while, sparred with Nik one time, messed him up, and then Nik wanted to duck him for the rest of the sparring sessions he was there. They would not let ‘Baboon' spar with him. To me, that shows no heart. When I go up against somebody and they give me a licking in a sparring session, you bet your ass I'm coming after you the next time. There's no way you're not going to let me spar you again, because I'm going to come after you until I get you. That just shows if you have heart or not, and this kid has no heart. He goes on Twitter saying, ‘I (would) beat Ricardo Lamas or Cub Swanson easy. Easy money.' I know he's popping his mouth off to get a better fight, but there's no need for that."
On realizing he was injured: "When I had him up against the fence, I was spending most of my time trying to figure out a way to keep the lock on my hands, because it was hard to grab and hold him down. I think I did a good job of keeping the pressure on him. I feel I did a good job of tiring him out with him having defend all those takedowns."