Joe Pyfer won at UFC Fight Night 229, not his best performance but the win is important. He fought Abdul Razak Alhassan (12-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC) and won by submission. Thus, this explosive fighter continued his undefeated streak in the UFC (12-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC).
He emphasizes that he is not too satisfied with his performance, but he is glad that he won because it was promised that he would beat Alhassan, even though he expressed great respect for his opponent all the time before their match.
“The performance was not soo good. The victory was amazing,” Pyfer told MMA Junkie and other reporters at a post-fight news conference. “Mental strength was weak this week. It was good, man. It was good. I feel really good.
I don’t feel surprised. I told you I was better than him everywhere. I told everybody that and I was. I was better than him everywhere. I think I pretty much dominated except when he kicked me in the calf and it hit my nerve”.
Unsatisfied with his performance, Pyfer still choked his opponent
Pyfer is very famous for his strong punches and great explosiveness, but this time he did not give his fans the knockout that they expect from him every match.
He prepared a lot for this match, the training camp was really intense, so perhaps fatigue prevailed a little. Of course, the fans have no reason to be dissatisfied because their pet literally choked his opponent in the second round.
We have to admit that even though the fighter is not satisfied with his performance, he was really good and it should be noted that the hard training paid off in the end “I tried to relax, but I couldn’t,” Pyfer said.
“I was nervous. You know, I respected this man. And I worked really hard. I had an up-and-down (camp). I had MRSA. I split my toes open. I was sick. I had everything go wrong go wrong. It kept interrupting me for like a week at a time.
I think that was just anxiety and nerves and then on top of it dealing with. I can’t even say the co-main slot because it didn’t bother me… but I was just dealing with a guy who I thought disrespected me”.
as quoted by MMAJunkie