Bijna een week geleden zagen we hoe Daniel Cormier via een verpletterende KO Antonio Silva versloeg in het Strikeforce heavyweight toernooi. “Bigfoot” legt uit hoe dat kon gebeuren.
“I had a game plan, but I could never imagine he’d punch me like that. I wasn’t underestimating him, but after he punched me I couldn’t see a thing, I wasn’t controlling my body anymore. I was doing things automatically, I could only see shadows. When I stood up I was dizzy. I was really dizzy after that jab, but I went for it. If I’m losing, at least I’ll lose while fighting. It happened, he deserve the credits. I was well prepared, but he punched me. We didn’t even really fought.”
“I knew he’d like to trade punches with me for a while, and I was well trained on the ground. I did an excellent job with coach Everaldo, De La Riva, Ze Mario (Sperry), Nogueira… I’ve trained a lot, so I wasn’t worried. I knew we’d bang for a while and then he’d try to take me down, but he punched me hard first. When a heavyweight punches you is really hard… I felt, felt his coup and I thought I’d be ok on the ground, but when I stood up I was dizzy. It happens. The bests in the world have lost and then turned it over. It’s another obstacle I’ll have to overcome.”