I spent the past week trying to decipher and breakdown the fight in my head. How the judges could have possibly come to the decision that they did. Also why they came to the decision they came to and I have no answers. For those that don’t know, I lost a split decision, and I replay the fight enough in my head from where I was standing to know that he had me in no danger at all. I know I controlled the fight and landed more strikes, prevented takedowns, literally kept him on the defensive the majority of the fight, and it ended with me having him in a submission. Again I don’t understand it but, it’s the incompetence of the judges and the fact that they’re not trained well enough to do their job that makes me irritated more than anything. I’m not a judge but I know enough about the judging criteria to know I should have won.
At the same time, I feel that there is stuff that I did miss and more that I could have done. After seeing some pictures I was in dominant positions, but instead of going for the “A” move I went for the “B” or “C” move. Now that it’s a week past I have been thinking I want a rematch but at the same time, I don’t count on it happening. Everyone seems content with it so why can’t I be? Had the people in the situation been in my shoes I know it would be a different story. I’ve talked to his coach I know his coach is up for it but the fighter and the promotion isn’t (I guess). Not going to make assumptions just going by the landscape of what’s being shown to me! In the end again I am grateful for the opportunity I was presented with and glad I was able to get in the cage and have fun running this track meet with strikes.
Thanks to my team DK MMA, my coach Dan Alstott and Gene Calderon for all the work and time we put in together to get ready for the fight. Fight Card Entertainment, Nilo Soto and Brian Angelo, and all the awesome people behind the scenes that made it all come together. Jaco Clothing for sponsoring me and for all the great stuff they have done for me. F3 Nutrition for their awesome supplements. Amanda for helping me thru my weight cut and diet, and keeping my head on straight. And finally Chicagosmma.com for letting me invade their website with my awesomeness! Love you guys!