Strikeforce Fedor vs. Henderson Post-Fight Interviews: Tyron Woodley is coming for the titlePosted on July 31, 2011, 01:47 PM by Joey Santosus
Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson delivered an exciting night of fights this weekend from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Following their match-ups, some of the night's biggest winners took a moment to reflect on their victories and discuss what's next in their fighting careers. Below are post-fight interviews with Tyron Woodley, Tim Kennedy, and Tarec Saffiedine, all of whom emerged victorious from their respective bouts via unanimous decision.
Tyron Woodley: I knew it was going to be a tough fight. I knew I had to train hard and (Paul Daley) was probably just going to try to utilize striking and sprawl and brawl. I knew I had to be slick and get inside of him. He's a strong guy. I knew I couldn't get frustrated when I didn't take him down and keep going for it - so that's what I did... When we got into the later rounds, he was definitely really sweaty, so it was hard to get a good grip. He's a strong guy with a great, wide body, so it was hard to really take him down. I knew that going in... Title next, let's do it.
Tim Kennedy: I'm always in shape, I always come to fight. I hate going to decisions so much, but Robbie Lawler is a tough dude - he just is. Every time I tried to do something, he'd either damage me or get away. So, I just had pressure the whole fight and its just - three-rounds... My nose is fine. I don't know what it is, every time I get into that cage I get bloody. Sometimes the judges are like, "Oh no, there's blood!" It's just blood, it happens. We got little gloves and I've got little skin, so I get cut - get over it... I'll be in the gym. I'm going to get ready for a fight and I'm going to be very interested in the September 10th (Middleweight title) fight between Luke Rockhold and "Jacare" (Souza).
Tarec Saffiedine: It was my toughest fight so far. I hit (Scott Smith) so hard - I got to work on my power I guess, because this guy just kept on. I kept hitting him and he just kept coming back. He's a tough guy... I didn't want to get into an exchange when he can throw big, hard punches, because he's really strong, very powerful. So, I was being smart and trying to hit him, while at the same time staying away from his power... Whatever Strikeforce wants, I am happy with them. Definitely, I think this win put me closer to the title.