“I’m kicking myself in a conduct for not interlude a fight,” Nelson (16-3-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) told MMAjunkie following his first-round knockout detriment to Ponzinibbio (25-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) in a FS1-televised superstar of UFC Fight Night 113, that took place during SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. “I should have stopped a fight, recovered, and carried on from there.”
Nelson landed an uppercut and a left offshoot early in a fight. But he held a true right palm that sent him disorder and set adult a fight-ending flurry of punches. Ponzinibbio picked adult a TKO during a 1:22 symbol of a opening support in an upset.
Nelson pronounced he kept fighting since he believed he had Ponzinibbio on a ropes.
“Because we held him, we suspicion we had him on a run and we could finish a fight,” Nelson said. “I consider that was a biggest mistake in this fight.
“I’m not observant that if we didn’t get held by it that we would have seen a shot coming. It is what it is. Even then, we was observant double, and we was means to land a few some-more shots. But afterwards he catches me with a good right hand.”
In fact, Nelson would not have a ability to stop a quarrel if a purported tainted was not held by a referee. But in practice, many referees stop a movement if a warrior complains about an bootleg move.
Ponzinibbio pronounced he had no correlation of an random eyepoke during a quarrel and forked to a finishing method that put divided Nelson.
Nelson, a acquiescence grappling ace, pronounced a doctrine relocating brazen is obvious.
“Obviously, we have to be some-more careful,” he said. “I got held with a punch that we should have seen coming. we don’t like to make excuses, though this is a truth, how we feel, anyway. we should have stopped a quarrel when we got poked. we was observant dual Ponzinibbios in front of me, and it was like that until we remember station adult and a quarrel was over.”
Now, he can usually wish a detriment doesn’t set him too distant behind on a UFC’s welterweight ladder.