Originally Posted by CtGreat
Why would he say it before instead of after? If he said it before, then you would just say that he was making an excuse just so he could cover his ass if he lost his title.
...or worse, you give your opponent an advantageous target.
Worst Pre fight interview: "Well, I'm pretty confident I'll win, as long as he doesn't hit me in the ribs on my left side. They're pretty messed up already, so one or two big shots would take me right out of the fight..."
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