Steven Peterson ’embraces’ bad guy role after UFC 263 win (Video)


Steven Peterson is aware of he’s the dangerous man after incomes a unanimous resolution in opposition to fan-favorite Chase Hooper at UFC 263.

Steven Peterson grew to become the villain even earlier than getting into the Octagon on Saturday night time. Returning for UFC 263 after a two-year layoff, he missed weight and should give up a share of his purse to his opponent, Chase Hooper.

Peterson rode his villainy, and Hooper, by all three rounds. Followers booed him all through the struggle and through his weigh-ins however Peterson remained unfazed.

“It’s not the primary time I’ve been the dangerous man,” Peterson stated throughout his post-fight interview. “I don’t like that function, however, in the event that they’re gonna boo me, then I bought to embrace it. I’m not gonna struggle that vitality. I’m simply going to take it in and use it to my benefit.”

Whatever the efficiency, there have been questions surrounding Peterson’s huge weight miss and he addressed it head-on.

“So far as the load reduce, I don’t wish to make any excuses. , it’s the primary time I’ve missed weight for the document and it’ll by no means occur once more.”

Peterson thinks extremely of Hooper, however nonetheless supposed to take what was his

“The child, all people loves chase Hooper, is younger up and comer. He’s, you recognize, a hell of a expertise, to be 21 years previous, combating on his stage. I bought nothing however good issues to say in regards to the child,” Peterson continued.

“He’s a fan favourite and I’m coming right here. I are available in right here to take the whole lot that he’s been given. So, you recognize, I anticipated to have a troublesome crowd. However I really feel like I deserve the whole lot that he’s bought. I’ve been doing this for a very long time. I’ve been combating that for 13 years. I’ve had ups and downs. I’ve, you recognize, by no means taken a simple struggle. I’ve all the time fought all people they put in entrance of me. So I really feel like I deserve this and I’m right here to take it now.”

With the win, Peterson now has a two-fight win streak.  He’s hoping to step into the octagon not less than twice extra earlier than the top of 2021.

UFC 263 passed off on Saturday, June 12, 2021, dwell from the Gila River Enviornment in Glendale, AZ. Observe together with FanSided who’s on-site all week for all of your dwell information and highlights.


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