Ben Saunders Discusses His Latest Shot
Posted on 22 Jan 2013
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Ben Saunders recently spoke about entering his third Bellator tournament and more. Here are the highlights…
On Entering His Third Bellator Tournament: "I'm trying to make it a show like always. But I could go out there, knock the dude out in the first minute, but break my foot on his face doing so. That's where the luck could play a factor, no matter what the skill. Above everything, it's mentally grueling, and it's a mind game."
On His Bellator 57 Loss to Douglas Lima: "I thought I won the first round; the second round, I think I lost focus," he said. "I think I got a little frustrated because I wasn't being as dominant as I wanted to be, and I tried to go for the one-shot knockout, and he did the same, and he connected. That was a stupid maneuver on my part, which I admit was lack of focus for a split second, and that's all it takes. My energy levels weren't where they needed to be," Saunders said. "I'm not going to make any excuses on why. All I will say is that I gave a lot into that first round, and then going into the second and third, I didn't have anywhere near as much as I have in every other fight. He wasn't doing anything crazy or special to really (take me to) a fatiguing level, but you live and you learn. Hopefully, I can go through this tournament with the knowledge and experience to not make both of those mistakes."