Bruno Santos Says He Wants an Aggressive Fight Against Chris Camozzi at UFC 175
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.05.2014
"I wasn't myself in my previous fight."
UFC middleweight fighter Bruno Santos recently discusses his upcoming UFC 175 bout against Chris Camozzi. Below are some highlights.
Santos on his loss to Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night 33: "That fight was at a pivotal moment. I wasn't at 100 percent. I don't know if the trip to Australia was a factor. It was also short notice. I know that my performance was below par. I felt very tired and weak. My body didn't respond well. But it's useless to make excuses. I simply didn't win. This time I expect things to be better since it's not far, and I think I'm better trained too."
Santos on being rusty after going through surgery: "By body just wasn't reacting on time. There were moments where I should have done something (in the fight), but it didn't happen. The body's response was delayed. It wouldn't obey me. After that fight, after resting, we were able to clearly see where adjustments should have been made. If anything, fighting in the UFC was an exciting and positive thing. Even the weigh-ins are a show. I felt very motivated by the whole experience. I think the fact that I was rusty after going through surgery may have been more the case. But now I'm focused on the next fight. I'm going to correct my mistakes and keep moving forward."
Santos want what he wants to do against Camozzi: "I want to prove that I wasn't myself in my previous fight. The best way to prove it is to have an aggressive fight against Camozzi."
Santos on his objective for UFC 175: "My objective is a good fight. Even some of my decision wins were fight-of-the-night material. I've always faced opponents who were better than me, at that moment. Losing is never an option. I beat the best opponents in my weight class in Brazil. I even beat three opponents in one night. It's important to keep the right pace in situations like that. Ultimately, winning is what matters."