“There was no fight. Congratulations Siyar for having punched me at the right time. There’s no bruise in my face, but my neck still hurts. I don’t know what happened to my neck, if he punched it really hard”, reveals the fighter.
Paulo Thiago was coming from a win over David Mitchel and wanted another one to start a long winning streak, something he only got in 2009 and 2010. Paulo commented on his game plan for the fight and admits he made a mistake.
“I went for a swing and wanted to fit him a hook, I wanted to take him down so he wouldn’t keep his guard up. But then he moved. I made a mistake because I was too far from him, so I gave him the chance to counterattack. I made a mistake and paid for it. On a fight we make many mistakes and get things write and in the end of the day it’s about who makes fewer mistakes. But there wasn’t it. My mistake was fatal”, said.
The athlete wanted a vacancy at UFC Brazil, on June 23rd, in Minas Gerais, but believes he might only return one month later.
“It’s too close, but I’ll be ready in July, complete and trained. I had to take some days off because of the knockout. I’m training now and I guess I’ll be back on the octagon in July or August”.