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UFC Chatter: Salmon Learning from Leg Kick, Dropping to Middleweight

Sean Salmon Rashad EvansIf I could block this Evans match out of my head right now, I would love to. But I can’t. Right after the fight I watched the video about a million times. I still watch it at least once a day. Still looking for any mistake I made or anything I can improve on. And I’ve done that. Now it bugs me. It still eats at me. It keeps me up at nights. I just hate having it in my head. And if I could get rid of it, I would – but I can’t. The only thing I know how to do is just to continuing using it.

Every fighter deals with adversity and losses differently. I don’t see myself every getting armbarred again and I don’t see myself ever getting kicked in the head again because of those two losses [against Evans and David Heath].  When I watch the replay of that fight with Rashad, I get more sick to my stomach watching him get off (the) bottom than I do getting kicked in the head. I’ve never had anybody get off bottom after I take him down. That’s obviously a mistake I made in that fight that I don’t see it ever happening again.

If you’re smart in this game, you should learn something every single time you prepare for a fight, and then learn something more from the fight – things that work for you and things that don’t.”

– – UFC fighter Sean Salmon comments on learning from his fights in an interview with The Chronicle Journal.


In a related side note, the article also states that following his fight at UFC 71 with Eric Schafer, Salmon will be dropping to 185 to fight as a middleweight before his next UFC fight. Salmon is only 5′ 10″ so the move is not surprising as he will fit into the middleweight division better than light heavyweight.


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