As for UFC 95. . . YES, I would have liked to see the ref let the fight go on a little bit more because we are all fighters and we fight until the end. Yes, I got hit hard, but felt as though I could have recovered if I had the chance. As for next time, my message to all the ref's would be to, please let the fight go until I'm put out to sleep. . . Just so I don't have the thought of what if, going through my mind and probably the minds of all of you, my fans.
I took this fight just as if I was fighting the number one fighter in the weight class. I felt like I did everything right in the training camp to win this fight. I was in great shape, but sometimes you still come up short in life even when I have put my whole life on hold for a chance to put everything on the line in the cage for 15 minutes. I don't think I could have done anything different in training camp to make the outcome go my way, so I guess that's life.
On fighting at UFC 98:
The training for my fight on May 23rd at UFC 98 starts Monday, March 2nd at 11:30am. Keep checking back for my video blog on my training camp. . . Road to 98! P.S I don't care who I fight at UFC 98, I hope it's someone super tough and someone that is ranker in the top of the weight class. . . if anyone wants to step up, I will be ready to go!