LAS VEGAS – Dusko Todorovic has misplaced in grappling and different fight sports activities, however his defeat towards Puna Soriano in January was the primary of his MMA profession.
A Serbian middleweight, Todorovic (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) advised MMA Junkie at UFC Combat Evening 189 media day Wednesday that he knew he’d sometime encounter a loss. Weirdly sufficient, coming to phrases with the loss was simpler than anticipated.
“It was positively a brand new expertise, however I’ve competed earlier than in wrestling and jiu-jitsu and grappling,” Todorovic stated forward of his return towards Gregory Rodrigues (9-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC). “I had losses there, nevertheless it’s not the identical as MMA. I used to be pondering earlier than what it might really feel like if I had been to lose a struggle. I at all times thought it might be rather more tough. (I assumed) the psychological a part of it was going to be a lot, a lot, a lot tougher.
“It’s not that unhealthy, to be trustworthy. I had a monologue with myself. I talked a bit with myself in my head, and I got here to some conclusions concerning the issues that I did improper. I feel I made some changes after my final loss. I feel it’s all for the nice in the long term.”
UFC Combat Evening 189 takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex. The cardboard streams on ESPN+.
Try Todorovic’s full pre-fight interview within the video above.