Eddie Wineland Discusses His Victory
Posted on 09 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Eddie Wineland – who won his fight against Scott Jorgensen via knockout (the first in Jorgensen's career) – spoke with MMAJunkie about his fight at UFC on FX 3. Here are some highlights:
About his two losses before last night's fight: "My last two fights, that wasn't the guy that I normally am. I came into this fight with a different mentality. I knew I needed to let loose, or I'd be out of a job."
About his fight against Scott Jorgensen: "I wasn't concerned with his shot – I have a wrestling base, and people don't realize that. I knew he wasn't afraid to stand and trade with me. That's exactly what he did, and when he did take his shots, I was ready for them and I put him on his back. I showed everybody I do have some wrestling. I have a Greco background. I think the way I hit him tonight, with him never being knocked out, should put some fear in a lot of people's eyes."
Dana White on Eddie Wineland: "The thing is with him, he's a fighter. He came out with a gash, and there have probably been three cuts like that in the history of the UFC since we've owned it. That's one of the top three all-timers in the last 11 years. When you can really tell a guy's got it is when he's cut wide open like that, bleeding like crazy, and he's still fighting to try to win. A lot of guys, when they see that blood and they see from the camera how big the cut is, they freak out. He kept right on going and pulled off the win. He's a stud."