Rony Mariano Bezerra Disappointed
Posted on 25 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Rony Mariano Bezerra spoke last night following his win over Godofredo de Oliveira about not being able to wear his "Jason Voorhees" hockey mask to the ring and more. Check out the highlights:
On not being able to wear the mask: "Today was the happiest day of my life, but it was also the saddest. I've carried with me this Jason mask since my first fight. And for the first time, in my dream – which was to fight in the UFC – I wasn't allowed to walk in with the mask. So I became a bit sad. I even lost some of the focus for my fight. But thanks to God, I had excellent cornermen: Patricio (Freire), Bruno Machado and Everaldo (Penco). They brought me to reality. Jason is not in the mask. He's inside of me. So I apologize if my fight wasn't pleasant. I promise that the next ones will be."
On the TUF: Brazil fighters: "I think these guys from 'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil' came out like killers in the fight to get into the house and then all season long. But I think because [UFC 147] was such a big event – this place was crazy, it was rocking – they were signing autographs all day. I think they got a little caught up in the hype."
On wanting another fight: "I'm available for the UFC. I've never picked my fights, and I'm not going to start doing that now."
On his dream being fulfilled: "Something I was always sure of in my mind is that I would fight in the UFC, even if I had to beat up Brazilians here one by one to have my opportunity. God just does what he wants. 'The Ultimate Fighter' appeared, and it was in my weight class. The path was being placed for me. This was all being done by God. I think people often have dreams, but the trend is to try and then stop the progress. For those people who don't have the guts to run after their dreams, I feel sorry for you. All I can do is pray for you because I dreamed and went out and made it happen."