Petr Yan, after defeating Jimie Rivera on UFC 238, was interviewed. The fighter believes that he is worthy of a title fight, but he will not be upset if he does not get a title fight. Yan also discussed his possible opponents.
When the fight was just over, you began to speak very emotionally, not letting Joe Rogan say. About the fact that you want a fight for a belt. And at the press conference you somehow wilted, calmed down, and spoke less English, and spoke about the belt not confidently. Why is that?
Probably, before the fight there were these thoughts, which I scrolled in my head that I would win. I imagined, approximately, what I want to say after the victory. Perhaps it is wrong to talk about what you will say after the victory before the fight. I did not think about what I would say in the event of my defeat. After the fight My words were euphoric. After the conference, I was cold. I talked to my manager afterwards that if they didn’t give a fight for the belt, I’d need to ask for some big name such as Cody Garbrandt, Dominic Cruz. If there is an opportunity to fight for the belt, I will gladly accept this opportunity. I will prepare for it as I have never prepared before.
Jimmie Rivera in a fight several times hooked me. I have such a bad trait that I sometimes like to take beats.
I watched in the locker room a Sterling fight against Pedro Munez. To be honest, I was not impressed by this fight. It seemed to me that they were very slow. I do not consider Sterling a dangerous opponent. I know how to find the keys to his defense.