Adam Cella: “Det var en bra knockout, men den var inte fantastisk”
Även om Matthew Riddle inte riktigt håller med så anser många att det senaste avsnittet av The Ultimate Fighter innehöll en av de bästa knockouterna i seriens historia. Matchen var mellan Uriah Hall och Adam Cella, och bara några få minuter in i matchen så gjorde Hall en snurrspark och träffade med hälen på Cellas huvud och knockouten var ett definitivt faktum. Medan Hall var väldigt orolig för Cellas hälsa efter knockouten så har Cella själv en helt annan syn på saken.
“I didn’t remember anything about it, so it was weird watching myself,” säger Cella till Fightland. “I don’t remember standing up or talking to the doctor or walking out of the Octagon. I have no memory of anything until I was in the ambulance. I came to in the ambulance and I looked around and I thought to myself, ‘What is Jon Jones doing with me in an ambulance?’ That’s when I figured, ‘Well, I guess I lost.’
“I’m not worried about injuries. I have so much fun fighting and I figure that’s the risk you take. So I don’t ever think maybe I shouldn’t be fighting because I could get hurt. It’s a sport that I love, and injuries are part of the game. I figure that’s what the sport is about. Besides, aside from the kick – which was pretty bad — if you watch the fight I only took two or three small punches to the head. I don’t regret anything about my fight with Uriah. Well, I regret not keeping my hands up when he kicked my head.”
Cella har återhämtat sig fullt ut sedan matchen och även om det var en riktigt rejäl knockout så har Cella inte lidit något över händelsen. Tvärtom, han var istället nyfiken på hur det hela gått till.
“It’s funny I got to the hospital and I felt fine, actually. I didn’t feel that injured at all. I’ve gotten concussions before where I had a headache for weeks afterward, but this wasn’t like that. And because I don’t remember anything from that day, I was going on whatever all the commercials were saying: that it was the worst knockout anyone had ever seen. So I was pretty curious and kind of excited to see it. Then I saw it and it was a good knockout, but I didn’t think it was that amazing.”