Rousimar Palhares continues his trend of not understanding normal social cues by totally making excuses about the Alan Belcher fight:
“I couldn’t do anything, I was too sick. I don’t really want to talk about it so it doesn’t sound like an excuse and I’m not taking anything away from him [Belcher]… I was not strong enough. It wasn’t my day, literally. I was dead, I couldn’t move,” explained the Brazilian.
“That [loss] is only going to strengthen me and I’ll become a champion… My plan now is to train and never step up on the ring like I did this time.”
See, here’s how it works, Mr Paul Harris. An excuse is an excuse even if you only give that excuse once. Nowadays because of this thing called the internet, telling one outlet something is akin to telling them all, and at this point every MMA website has already reprinted your story a hundred times. Which confuses Alan Belcher, because it’s different from what he had originally heard:
“I have been respectful to Palhares and was told by his camp before AND after our fight that he was in the best shape of his life,” Belcher wrote. “And btw I was[sn't - sic] 100% either, most fighters aren’t completely free and clear of injury.”
The only time you’re allowed to bring up an injury after a fight and not look like a b*tch is when you won in dominating fashion. Like the Korean Zombie:
Jung confirmed news that he fought with a torn rotator cuff requiring surgery before he can compete again. Jung is expected to fight the winner of a bout between UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Erik Koch later this year.
“I finally had an MRI and the doctor’s verdict is that I have a tear in my rotator cuff,” said Jung in a recent interview with BloodyElbow. “He recommended immediate surgery, but I wasn’t about to let some skinny-necked doctors stand between me and my goal, so I played it down and trained through the pain.”