Cathal Pendred Discusses His Amazing Comeback Win at UFC Fight Night 46
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.20.2014
Pendred scored a Fight of the Night bonus...
Following UFC Fight Night 46, Cathal Pendred discussed his impressive comeback victory over Mike King on the card. Pendred came back from quite a beating in the first round to win the fight and ultimately submit King in the second frame. The fight was awarded the Fight of the Night Bonus, and Pendred took home an additional $50,000. Below are some highlights from Pendred discussing the bout:
Pendred on if he was worried about the fight being stopped in the first: "I was worried about it at one stage, but thankfully, you have one of the best referees – if not the best referee in the world – in there with me, Marc Goddard. He knew I was still in the fight. He could see I was still trying to defend myself and I was still trying to fight back. I'm very grateful that Marc Goddard gave me the opportunity to do that. It allowed me to be the ‘Fight of the Night.' I changed my live tonight, getting that $50,000 (bonus check)."
Pendred on wanting to put on a good performance: "To be honest with you, I wanted to go out there and put on a performance and stop the guy because I'm coming off the back of a (‘TUF') season where Dana wasn't too impressed with the fights. I wanted to change his mind about me, Mike and everyone on the show."