Dan Ige wasn’t stunned one bit together with his knockout win over Gavin Tucker.
Ige took on Tucker in a featherweight bout on the principle card of UFC Vegas 21 final evening. Though he was a slight favourite going into the bout, many observers felt Tucker — who was 13-1 going into the competition — had greater than sufficient talent to come back out with the victory.
It took simply 22 seconds for that to go down the drain as Ige caught the Canadian with a sniper proper hand to get the first-round knockout victory.
Consequently, the featherweight contender returned to the win column and in addition made it seven wins in his final eight outings. And whereas it was his first clear knockout win within the UFC, Ige knew he at all times had the ability to finish fights that manner.
“I positively knew that I possess the ability,” Ige mentioned on the post-fight information convention (by way of MMA Junkie). “I possess the ability to knock anybody out. It’s simply timing, accuracy, and touchdown the shot.
“However positively, and I mentioned it within the press convention earlier than, , ‘Battle of the Night time’ for me that’s disrespectful. I desire a ‘Efficiency of the Night time.’ I don’t wish to have a detailed battle with somebody. I don’t wish to take pointless punishment or harm. I wish to go on the market, end fights and get clear kills, and that’s what I did tonight.”
As for who he needs subsequent? The Hawaiian known as out The Korean Zombie in his post-fight interview. However in actuality, he’s able to face anybody.
“I discussed the ‘Korean Zombie,’ however truthfully, I’ll battle anybody,” Ige added. “Dana mentioned it, ‘This man will battle anybody,’ and he wasn’t mendacity. I risked my rating tonight in opposition to an up-and-coming killer. Yeah, I’m right here to battle anybody.”
Who do you suppose Ige ought to battle subsequent?