Hatsu Hioki and Clay Guida at UFC on Fox 6One of the most hotly contested fights of UFC on Fox 6 was the bout between Clay Guida and Hatsu Hioki. Depending on who you asked, the fight could have gone either way, but was ultimately decided in favor of Guida via split decision by the evening’s judges.

Speaking to MMAWeekly.com following the fight, Hioki said of the decision, “Although I think I inflicted more damage on him, I take the loss because I understand that staying on top of an opponent scores big to a lot of judges.

“Guida was very skilled and tough. Also, he is a very respectful gentleman, so I was very honored to face him.”

In the eyes of many, Hioki worked hard enough off his back to make a case that being on the bottom doesn’t automatically mean a fighter is losing the bout. Still, Hioki knows that sometimes judges don’t see it that way.

“It would have been great if judges have me more credits for working off my back, but, again, I understand how the unified rules work so I am not to complain about anything,” he said. “Guida won the bout fair and square.”

Though Hioki is taking the loss with grace, it would be understandable if he would immediately seek a rematch with Guida, but at the moment, that is not the case.

“I cannot think of anything like that nature right now because I just fought, so I will see as a time goes by,” said Hioki.

While he’s not thinking immediately of what to do next, one thing is for sure, Hioki intends to return and do so an improved fighter because of this loss.

“The team will learn from this as that fight was a tremendous opportunity as a learning tool, so I take one step at the time to work my way back,” he said.

“I will be back!”

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 104 video highlights: Felice Herrig vs. Alexa Grasso

  • 18 days ago
  • 15 views

Felice Herrig thought she was being overlooked going into her fight with Alexa Grasso. She took care of that fairly decisively. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

The Korean Zombie Is Exactly Who We Thought He Was | FIGHTLAND

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 views

Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC These are boom times for the writers and readers of zombie-related puns, because Chan Sung Jung—the Korean Zombie, a name that's both a nom de guerre and an Anglicized s read news >>

Lots of Love for Anderson Silva, Though Many Fighters on Twitter Thought He Lost | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 8 views

An emotional Anderson Silva walked out of the Octagon with a victory over Derek Brunson at UFC 208, but many of his peers on Twitter thought he lost. read news >>

UFC 208 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Holm vs de Randamie Fight Card

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 views

If you thought the only weird thing about UFC 208 was that the promotion planned a big event for Brooklyn, New York, in the dead of winter, you have only begun to scratch the surface of this card's w read news >>

TJ Dillashaw Disappointed in Former Teammates He Thought Were His Friends (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 50 views

TJ Dillashaw addresses the fractured friendships that cut deep when he left Team Alpha Male. read news >>