“It was the worst f–king feeling I’ve ever felt in my life,” Corassani admits.
Corassani (12-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was sitting in a plastic surgeon’s office, beginning the reconstruction process for his nose necessitated when Maximo Blanco (9-5-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) landed an illegal knee during their matchup at this past Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale event.
A few days removed from the bout, Corassani admitted he still doesn’t remember exactly how it all played out.
“I knew that that the first two minutes of the fight were going to be tough,” Corassani. “I was prepared mentally, physically, spiritually, because we knew he was going to swarm. The plan was to counter and pivot and weather the storm before turning the momentum and trying to knock him out.