Chris Camozzi väger in inför UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold. Foto: Mazdak Cavian.

Chris Camozzi: “I thought I had him finished in the first round”

Chris Camozzi (22-10) besegrade Tom Watson (17-9) via enhälligt domslut på UFC Fight Night 73 och pratar nu om matchen och sparkarna mot skrevet som han tog emot.

Camozzi tycker att Watsons cardio är riktigt bra och att Camozzi tränade på hans nedtagningsförsvar och att gå ut i vinklar när Watson pressade framåt.

“His cardio is good,” sa Camozzi. “I would say his cardio is some of the best of anybody I’ve fought. He did what he said he was going to do and came forward. The problem was that he came forward into everything I was throwing. We worked a lot on throwing and getting off on angles. My takedown defense has come a long way, I knew he wouldn’t be able to take me down. I felt a lot more comfortable throwing and moving there.

Camozzi berättar att han trodde att han skulle avsluta matchen vid två tillfällen då han hade Watson i en giljotin, men Watson klappade inte.

“…My plan was to finish him and I thought I had him finished in the first round. That ten-finger guillotine is my move. I had his back to the cage and I had his neck folded. I could feel him gurgling, but he was tough and he fought through it. When I locked it up the second time I thought it was over again. He managed to hook inside my glove a little bit and get out of my choke.”

Watson fick ett poängavdrag för att ha sparkat Camozzi i skrevet två gånger under matchen och Camozzi menar att den första sparken sved litegrann men att den andra sparken gjorde väldigt ont.

“It rang the bell, for sure,” sa Camozzi. “That one was solid. The first one stung a little bit. It wasn’t a solid shot to the nuts, but the second one it hurt deep down. It took me a second.”

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