“It’s just one of those moments where – you know I lost two fights in a row, and I was in a state where I told myself, ‘There’s no way I can lose this fight.’
“I got [Nortje] on the ground, just like I thought I would do, and I was pounding and I didn’t want to stop. But I should have stopped.
“There’s no bad blood. He’s been nice. We’ve run into each other, and every time he’s always been a gentlemen. I feel like a douchebag doing it. I’m really sorry for it.”
— In an appearance on Inside MMA, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou discusses his DREAM 9 victory over Jan Nortje. Sokoudjou finished off Nortje with ground and pound early in the opening round at the May 26th event, but continued to throw several extra punches after the referee intervened to halt the contest.
[Pictured: Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou]