Recently two weight reductions UFC 256, And it was Fijiev who left the Octagon with a TKO victory in the first round (and later a $ 50,000 Performance of the Night Bonus).
There was some controversy over the ending as referee Chris Tonyoni seemed to intervene to stop the fight early, Fijiev later said Tognoni. “I made a mistake” By call.
Fijiev believes that the end of the battle left room for interpretation. But even if Moicano recovers from the combination that beat him, he doesn’t think his opponent’s situation has improved much.
“I understand a moment, ok, maybe if he feels good, he might start wrestling if he feels good and I get to the ground, I stand up, I’m this I’ll do it again, “Fijiev said in a recent episode. What the heck With the help of translators. “I’ll do this again. And I now know that Renato is more scared after this moment. Everyone seems to have started scaring you after this knockdown. You start thinking. After this, I think he wasn’t ready to fight. He tried to stand up later, and do you know that he’s still flying? “
Fijiev said, “After the fight, when the referee stopped the fight, I was happy and Moicano stood up, 15-20 seconds later, he was still lying down and the room was spinning for him. I found out, “he added.
The result will be recorded in the book as Fijiev’s first knockout victory at the UFC. After losing his debut in April 2019, Fijiev (9-1) won three straight wins and quickly became known for his creative and striking style.
Fijiev was asked how it felt to land his left hand, which dropped Moicano, and compared it to the unique vegetable support routine he used to practice batting.
“For example, every time I feel hitting a man, I feel like I’m throwing cabbage. You feel like you’re hitting cabbage, so it’s like hitting cabbage.” Fijiev said.
“When I was young, I practiced for this many times. [makes tossing up cabbage and punching motion].. boom. It feels good. Anyone at home can try this now. “
Cabbage punches are no longer part of Fijiev’s training plan and can now actually hit people in cages. Preparing for his battle became a bit more complicated when dealing with the UFC’s Elite Fighters.
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Rafael Fiziev talks about UFC 256 outage controversy and compares Renato Moicano’s TKO to cabbage punch
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