Yancy Medeiros Discusses Thrilling Win Over Alex Oliveira, “I Took Way Too Many Hits”
By FCF Staff
Yancy Medeiros may have left the MMA world buzzing with his recent win over Alex Oliveira, but the Hawaiian welterweight doesn’t want a repeat performance next time out.
Medeiros battled Oliveira at UFC 218 last month, and went on to stop the welterweight in round three. The bout featured more than a few, punishing exchanges, and was widely viewed as a fight of the year candidate.
But, during a recent appearance on MMA Junkie Radio, Medeiros had this to say about his performance (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I took way too many hits,” Medeiros said. “‘Cowboy’ is definitely a tough individual. Usually, I punch people, and they make adjustments, and they’ll back off and give you some space. I punched him right square in the nose, and he seriously ran after me. I’m like, ‘Alright, this guy, he’s going to take it. We’ve got to make some adjustments.’ And then he friggin’ dropped me, my first drop in the first.
“In my head, I was like, ‘This mother(expletive) dropped me. I can’t believe it.’ I got so pissed off. I got egotistical. I got prideful. I was like, ‘I’ve got to punch him back, and I’ve got to drop him.’ Then he dropped me again, and I was like, ‘You’ve got to get back to the game plan.”
With the win, Medeiros moved his winning streak to three, and his overall record to 15-4. The 30 year-old is booked to fight Donald Cerrone on February 18th.