Russell Doane Says He Still Has Work to Do as a Fighter
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.31.2014
He's not as good as he wants to be...
Russell Doane spoke with MMAjunkie about his win at UFC 175 and more. Check out the highlights:
On his skills as a fighter: "I think I have a lot of work to do. I'm not completely comfortable in the octagon yet. I'm still hesitant. I'm not where I want to be as a fighter. You see me in the gym, I move a lot more. I think it's just jitters. It's really a big deal for me to be there."
On his win over Marcus Brimage at UFC 175: "I'm so stationary. Whenever I watch my fights, I'm like, ‘What's wrong with you?'"
on his reaction to the words 'split decision': "Nervous. Always nervous. Any time it goes to the judges, you should be nervous. I've been on the wrong side of a split decision, that's for sure. As soon as you realize the split decision, you're like, ‘Oh, man.' You replay the whole fight in your head. You just wonder."
On his performance: "If I'm going to be completely honest with myself, I'm not 100 percent happy with my performance. I had a lot of respect for his standup and he had a lot of respect for my standup, and I think it held us back a little bit. I just think I faded; I think I could have controlled the octagon more."