Caraway Wasn't Nervous Before UFC 149
Posted on 25 Jul 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Bryan Caraway recently spoke about his win over Mitch Gagnon at UFC 149. Check out the highlights:
On not having his usual anxiety before the fight: "I had zero nervousness for this fight. Zero. It was ridiculous. On the show, they kind of made it a bigger deal than it was. Not necessarily a bigger deal, but they kind of twisted it on the show and made it look like I was scared and nervous to fight. It wasn't that at all. The truth is I have performance anxieties and I put so much pressure on myself. I hold myself so highly, I don't want to make a mistake. I don't want to look stupid on national TV or to the crowd. I felt like I was almost a little too relaxed," Caraway said.
On trying to turn around criticism of him: "I want to be an enjoyable fighter. Sometimes, I just take guys down and submit them, and people say I'm a boring fighter. But I honestly don't think it is my fault that I can take people down and submit them in round one. Fighting in the UFC, and fighting higher competition … I think you're going to see a lot better fights out of me because people are going to push me to be the best."
On the fight going his way: "For some reason, everything was clicking. I just couldn't feel any better."