UFC 130 Post-Fight Interviews: Stann, Browne, Story, Johnson, BoetschPosted on May 29, 2011, 08:43 PM by Joey Santosus
Following Saturday's UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada many of the night's biggest winners took time out to discuss their victories, as well as what's next in their MMA careers. Below are post-fight interviews provided by Brian Stann, Travis Browne, Rick Story, Demetrious Johnson, and Tim Boetsch, as well as some of the best quotes from each video:
Brian Stann: I knew if I stuck to my gameplan and I fought to my abilities that I could win every round in the fight. I think I went a little overboard at the end of the first round to try and finish him and so I had to pull back a little bit. But I knew coming out in the second that he was going to try to take me down and I got a little tentative there because I was waiting on the takedown. I knew he was going to try and take me down or to get a judo throw. Then towards the end of the second round, I upped the tempo again to try and wear him out, hit the leg kicks and start breaking him down. I don't know, I have to watch the tape, it didn't feel like I was dominating him in there, it felt like it was a real good scrap.
Travis Browne: Cardio is one thing that I focused on, I came in like four pounds under than my last fight (...) I expected a three round war. I was talking to Christian Morecraft and he was like "Man that guy (Struve) just never dies." He's like that cockroach you try to step on and he keeps running from you and your stepping on him and stepping on him and he keeps running from you. Your like "Damn it!" And I'm not saying he's a cockroach, but I'm just saying its that kind of instance. But, I came out on top, I've been working hard for the last seven months and he got caught and I was able to come out on top.
Rick Story: I'm not proud of being able to take shots, just for the record, but I can take some pretty hard shots. My teeth went through my mouth piece with that knee, that's never happened before. He definitely did the most damage in the last round, he landed the most strikes. But, I was throwing back and I was hitting him pretty good too. The knee, it hit pretty hard, but that one didn't really faze me. He hit me with a hook that landed behind my ear that kind of wobbled me the most, but that was the worst, the hook. The knee didn't really faze me too much.
Demetrious Johnson: I think I won that fight because I was basically fighting on one leg. Miguel Torres did have a lot of submission attempts, but I fought through them. I remember one time we both had a heel hook position. I was pressing forward the whole time, I had way more takedowns, I think I had the better exchange of strikes. Everyone says he has good stand-up, but he just plays a tall man's game. I have good footwork, I landed like five leg-kicks and then when I landed a leg kick and he checked it, I thought I broke my leg and I kept on pressing forward even though I was the injured animal.
Tim Boetsch: I'd had mixed success before at Light Heavyweight in the UFC. I was kind of on that roller-coaster like win one, lose one, win one, lose one type thing. After my last fight with Phil Davis at Light Heavyweight, you know I had the perfect camp going into that fight, felt super confident and he ended up submitting me in the second round. So I had to go back to the drawing board and really think about what I could have changed and looking at the training and everything we had done, the only thing that made sense to do was to cut the weight and try the lower weight class. After tonight's performance I'm certainly glad that that is the decision we made.