Pudzianowski: I wanted to please the fans, and paid the price for itPosted on May 10, 2010, 04:16 AM by Anton Gurevich
World Strongest Man Competition legend, Mariusz Pudzianowski, stated that the somehow "unimpressive" Majority Decision victory over Yusuke Kawaguche at KSW 13, won't discourage him from fighting Tim Sylvia on May 21st. Looking at the whole picture of the fight, Mariusz Pudzianowski stated that he learned a lot from fighting a more experienced opponent:
"It was tough. I just wanted to be too spectacular, too entertaining. I wanted to please the fans, and I paid the price for it. Of course, I was never in any danger of losing the fight. Kawaguchi never delivered any significant pain, but you could tell that he was 11-1. For me, it was just my second MMA fight ever, basically my first against an MMA fighter.
Only people who don’t know me would think that not winning by KO against Kawaguchi would discourage me before the Tim Sylvia fight in Worcester. I will be there May 21, stronger and better than ever. I needed a MMA lesson and I got one. The worst case scenario would be winning against Kawaguchi in 60 seconds and not going through this whole two round ordeal, not having a full ten minutes of MMA School. Now I know what should be done to win."
Mariusz Pudzianowski and Tim Sylvia will headline the upcoming Moosin: God of Martial Arts event, held at the 15,000-capable DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusets, on May 21st. The fight card also includes MMA veterans such as Yves Edwards, Travis Lutter and the promoter Eric "Butterbean" Esch.
HT: Przemek Garczarczyk, Tim Hobscheid
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