Derek Brunson thinks Kevin Holland can understand a whole lot from his UFC Vegas 22 overall performance, but he was joyful to get advantage of the education gap Saturday night.
Derek Brunson’s bout in opposition to Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22 contained an appealing sample. Every single time Brunson was on leading of Holland and outgrapping him, Holland was paying out extra time talking to his opponent instead of building more than enough defensive adjustments to strengthen his positioning. Holland’s antics had been the subject of criticism by some, including commentators Paul Felder and Michael Bisping. Brunson believes the criticism was well deserved, but he was content to capitalize on Holland making his job easier for him.
“Listen, occur on, guy. You gotta do much better than that,” Brunson said for the duration of the UFC Vegas 22 Write-up-Fight Press Meeting. “That was pretty stupid. Work to get out of positions. You’re chatting the entire time. I was gonna speak back again to him in the course of the fight, but I’m like, ‘This guy’s just stupid. He’s just laying here talking, not strengthening placement. So I just permit him. I didn’t want to crack his rhythm, just allow him keep undertaking his issue.
“I imagine he’ll discover from this. He gotta be a minor a lot more targeted in the struggle. He was in shape. I was in shape. So he want to entertain concerning rounds. This the combat video game. It’s good to have enjoyable. But you possibly really should be a very little a lot more centered in the combat because I was seeking for my times to definitely place some great punches on him and get him out of there.”
Derek Brunson will now seem to extend his punches to the encounter of a person Paulo Costa. Costa is now accessible soon after his scheduled battle versus Robert Whittaker fell via because of to the Brazilian contracting a undesirable circumstance of COVID. With this win above Holland, Brunson could possibly transfer nearer to or inch into the top 5. Costa is currently ranked #2 and is coming off a loss to Israel Adesanya in a middleweight championship bout in his past outing, so there isn’t a huge separation concerning the two in the rankings.
As for Holland, he appears to have no regrets about his nonstop conversing for the duration of his loss to Derek Brunson and is now thinking about making a modify to his division rather of his fighting technique.
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