Mateusz Gamrot won the last Fight Night 228 main card by stoppage in the second round due to the injury of Rafael Fiziev. Gamrot made a couple of very interesting statements at the press conference. He expressed that he is sorry that everything happened in that way, but claims that it does not diminish his victory and the new points he got.
And he himself says that he would like it not to be that way because of the fans who came to watch the real war, but it was not in his power. “This was an unfortunate situation, nobody knows what happened in the cage,” Gamrot told reporters during a post-fight news conference.
“Two things: first, win is win, like we are sportsmen. Another one is, sometimes if you have camp, you prepare attacks. You prepare kicks, you prepare punches, but also I prepare my defense for these kicks because I know Rafa would be kicking a lot”.
as quoted by MMAJunkie
Mateusz Gamrot: My victory is important in any way that I got to it, I'm sorry that everything happened like that
Mateusz Gamrot looked visibly satisfied and happy because he won and like most fighters, he said who he wants next, and that is no less and no more than former champion Charles Olivier.
Then he started praising Olivier, especially his fight on the ground, and then he added that he will beat him with ease and prove that he is capable of great things. “In the next one, I would like to test myself against Charles Oliveira, because he’s the most dangerous guy on the ground,” Gamrot said.
“My previous opponents, every time stand up, stand up – the ground is hard for everybody. The next one, I would like to challenge myself on the ground. I want to show my really good skills in jiu-jitsu. I want to show how good I am on the ground.
I think this guy will be the first guy in my career who wants to fight with me on the ground”. “I know he has a fight soon in the next month with the champ,” Gamrot said. “My prediction is the result will be the same as last time: Islam defends his belt.
I can wait for Charles Oliveira to next year. Doesn’t matter. Maybe March, maybe April, maybe May. I will be ready for him and I want to fight with him”.