Final Preventing Championship (UFC) bantamweight title contender Cory Sandhagen was hoping to paint his championship masterpiece at the expenditure of rival contender Aljamain Sterling as part of the UFC 250 pay back-for each-watch (PPV) celebration back in June.
In its place, he turned in a shitty watercolor that was not even superior sufficient to hang on his mom’s fridge.
Sandhagen likes to set the “art” in blended martial arts (MMA) and is familiar with that all will be forgiven, at the very least in terms of his standing in the official UFC rankings, with a standout overall performance versus Marlon Moraes this weekend on ESPN+.
“You know how I strategy these points,” Sandhagen told MMA Junkie at the UFC Struggle Island 5 media working day. “I method it a minimal far more like an artist. That was a actually unattractive painting. I want to show everybody what I’m essentially able of, so I’m excited to do that.”
Prior to his submission reduction to Sterling, the 28 calendar year-previous Sandhagen racked up 5 consecutive wins beneath the UFC banner and seven straight courting back to his co-headlining times for Legacy Battling Alliance (LFA) in Colorado.
That doesn’t indicate his “Funkmaster” loss was a fluke.
“I’m unquestionably not just composing it off,” Sandhagen stated. “There’s a explanation that items materialize like that – especially something like that in which I know I’m not that poor of a grappler. It is like, a thing else was likely on. I have been kind of hesitant to connect with it due to the fact I never want it to feel like an justification, you know? But I was not a great ample fighter on that evening and I know where by I am capable of undertaking at a large stage as significantly as in which my depth requirements to be.”
We’ll find out this Sat. evening (Oct. 10) on “Fight Island.”
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