Curtis Blaydes names his only regret for UFC 266 win
In anticipation of his next hurdle, Curtis Blaydes had regret after UFC 266 as he battled Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
The two heavyweights met on the marquee pay-per-view last weekend and were the second fight on the main card. Ahead of his game against UFC 266, Blaydes recently suffered a painful setback to Houston’s Derrick Lewis when the two met in late February.
Prior to his knockout loss to “The Black Beast”, Blaydes raced in the heavyweight division. Following the unfavorable results, the American still thinks he would beat Lewis 9 times out of 10 despite the knockout. The 30-year-old was on a four-game winning streak before meeting Lewis. With a renewed desire to raise a hand, the wrestling-centric heavyweight stuck to the game plan and called off “Bigi Boy” for the vast majority of their contest.
Discussing his performance on social media, Curtis Blaydes revealed that he regrets not continuing the finish further at UFC 266 against Rozenstruik.
“Not all fights will be fireworks, sometimes you have to take what your opponent gives you and make the smart decisions. I’m happy with the W but myself and my team know what I’m capable of and I should have found a finish in this 3rd lap. We will soon get back to work and start ironing out the issues and be ready for the next hurdle. #ufc #razorblaydes #heavyweight #backinthewinnerscircle, ”Blaydes posted.
The heavyweight admits he should have pursued the finish more aggressively in the third round. However, during the fight, Blaydes’ right eye began to swell, which made it even more difficult to set up a strong attack.
After his victory over the Suriname native, Blaydes proceeded with a few different names to call. In his post-fight interview, “Razor” targeted the winner / loser of the potential fight between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane, and also named Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones as possible opponents.
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