Jorge Rivera: The fight against Alessio Sakara might be my lastPosted on June 21, 2011, 09:36 AM by Anton Gurevich
“I’ve been thinking that (against Sakara) this might be the last fight. I’m going to give it all I’ve got,” Rivera said. “The last fight left me kind of flat. Other than being sick of fighting, I’m not sure I want to do that. I’m getting to 40-years-old now. I don’t want to be taking unnecessary blows to the head. I want to come out with a W and maybe take one or two big fights and then I’m done.
When it comes to the fight time I’m going to be there. I’m going to fight and I’m going to fight clean. I’m not a dirty fighter. Bisping was really inexcusable. And I haven’t really spoken out about it at all. It was pitiful. He went to my corner after he kneed me and the head and talked (explicit). He purposely kneed me, goes over to my corner and tells them that. Then he says after that it was unintentional. It’s hard for me to respect the guy. It’s hard for me to like him.” - Boston Herald.
Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera will face Alessio Sakara in the preliminary action of UFC 133, on August 6th. The loss to Michael Bisping cut Jorge Rivera's three-fight winning streak inside the Octagon, and set him back to the undercard in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (just like Michael Bisping predicted). Rivera will turn 40 next February, currently holding a professional MMA record of 19-8.
Photo: Jorge Rivera, right, fights Rob Kimmons at UFC 104 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on October 24, 2009. Francis Specker