UFC 206: Corey Anderson Considered Walking “Away” From Fighting, Following Loss to “Shogun” Rua
By FCF Staff
Corey Anderson is booked to fight Sean O’Connell at UFC 206 this Saturday, but the light-heavyweight wasn’t sure after his last fight whether he’d fight again.
The TUF 19 winner took on “Shogun” Rua in his last outing, which went down at UFC 198 in May. Anderson ended up losing the bout via split decision.
While speaking to MMA Junkie this week in advance of his fight with O’Connell, Anderson reported this, while discussing the defeat.
“For a moment, I wanted to walk away from it,” said Anderson, after citing the fact that most outlets scored the bout in his favor. “If they’re saying the judges are cheating me, and that dictates my career, do I really want to depend on that? Do I want to make money depending on what someone else says? I want to do something where I can control it. If I didn’t get the finish but I did enough to win, and everybody thinks I was cheated, is this serious? Is this something I want to do for the rest of my life? It really hurt me for a while.”
Anderson (8-2) has gone 5-2 now in official UFC action. O’Connell (17-8), meanwhile, is coming off a UD loss to Steve Bosse in June.
UFC 206 will take place in Toronto, Ontario.