Sass Hoping For No More 'Stupid Injuries'
Posted on 25 May 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Paul Sass recently spoke with MMAJunkie about his fight against Jacob Volkmann at UFC 146 this weekend and more. Check out the highlights:
On trying to stay injury-free: "Hopefully I'll get more fights in now and don't have any stupid injuries. I realized that I need to protect myself a bit more."
On injuring himself on a wine glass in 2010: "It was a drunken night. I was away for the weekend with my mates, and there was a wine glass at the end of the bed that someone just left there. My foot went right through it. Glass went right through the tendons, and I had glass all in my foot…I couldn't train. They didn't want to stitch it, so it was bandaged up until it healed. Then I had to start walking again on crutches. There was a lot of scar tissue, and I couldn't walk on it for about two months. It was pretty bad."
On having to pull out of a fight with Evan Dunham at UFC on FOX 2: "I had a bad knee, and I couldn't train, so I had to pull out. I didn't want to, but I had to be safe. I couldn't go into the fight with an injury that was preventing me from training."
On turning his time off into a positive: "The time off has been a little bit frustrating, but it's helped me, as well. I've been training in between and getting my standup better. I've been sparring, and it's been OK. It hasn't been too bad. There's a bit more to me now. My standup has come along well over 100 percent. I've been training my wrestling, as well."
On wanting to finish Volkmann: "I like to finish fights, and maybe I'll show my standup, as well. But if the submission's there, I'm taking it, definitely. I'm feeling confident. I can't wait. It's going to be good."