The Argentinian Santiago Ponzinibbio returned to official activity, after two years of inactivity in UFC. The “Rasta” suffered a tremendous technical knockout from the Chinese Li Jingliang, who sent him to the canvas in the first round with a strong left foot to his chin. The fight was in the framework of UFC Fight Island 7, held on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. A few hours ago, the aforementioned gave his version of what happened.
In that sense, Ponzinibbio He acknowledged: “It was without a doubt the toughest loss of my career because of the winning streak I was on, I had a lot at stake and had been out for a while. He would have been on an eight win streak in a row and the firing wouldn’t have mattered that much and he would have come back to the top. And with this result, things stop a bit. I’m not in the rankings yet so I feel like the stakes are high.
And look, if I was going to lose, at least I would have liked to lose after three rounds, giving it my all in the cage because I feel like I’m in the prime of my career. I was super prepared. He had a lot to show for that fight and he was just getting started. I was warming up, I was doing everything right, measuring distance and time, but taking my time not to rush, “he said.
It was not the expected return
At the same time, Santiago He added: “Maybe it was inactivity and I wanted to slow down to the pace. But yeah, I certainly had a lot at stake and I suffered a heavy defeat. But it is like this. You have to take the positive, which is that I am healthy and ready to return. Hopefully one day we cross paths and fight again. But I’m only focused on what’s next. That’s why it hurts so much, I couldn’t show how good I am. It was just getting started, just warming up, and it was over. “
«I kept it all in myself. If I had fought three rounds and recovered from that, maybe the taste would not have been so bitter. But with the way it was, knowing that I had so much to give and couldn’t show it, you are left with frustration. But the truth is that the weight cut was perfect, training camp went well, I was extremely prepared everywhere. There is no excuse, I was well prepared, “he concluded Santiago Ponzinibbio.
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