Add news
March 2010April 2010May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021October 2021November 2021December 2021January 2022February 2022March 2022April 2022May 2022June 2022July 2022August 2022September 2022October 2022November 2022December 2022
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
News Every Day |

Chris Gutierrez recalls what went through his mind after Frankie Edgar knockout: ‘S***, I hope he’s OK’

UFC 281: Edgar v Gutierrez
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Chris Gutierrez could hardly celebrate his latest highlight-reel knockout.

The fast-rising bantamweight contender scored the biggest win of his career this past Saturday at UFC 281, leaving a stunned Madison Square Garden crowd in silence after landing a devastating KO knee on former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

It took Gutierrez a little over two minutes to put Edgar away and when the fight was over all he could think about was his fallen opponent’s health.

“As soon as I saw him stiffen and fall, the first thing that went through my mind was, ‘S***, I hope he’s OK,’” Gutierrez said on The MMA Hour. “That’s instantly the first thing that went through my mind. That’s why I didn’t even really celebrate at first. The genuine person in me was, like, I just want him to be OK. I didn’t really care to celebrate. Even though my team, we had our own emotions going into the fight, especially the stuff that coach was dealing with, it was a big emotional rollercoaster ride.

“But yeah, I saw him fall, the first thing that went through my mind was, ‘I hope he’s OK.’ … It was almost scary because when I walked out, the boos echoed and the floor was just rumbling. You can feel the electricity, like, ‘Man, they don’t like me here.’ Respectfully so, they have all the right to feel that way, I’m fighting against the Jersey legend. So I knew I was going to have to earn my respect there.”

It was the second straight knockout win for Gutierrez, who finished Danaa Batgerel with a spinning backfist this past March. Gutierrez has now won four straight fights and is unbeaten in his past eight appearances. He entered Saturday as the betting favorite over Edgar, despite “The Answer” having the bigger name and the support of the New York crowd.

Gutierrez expected a finish, but even he couldn’t have predicted how their fight would end.

“I believe in my skill set and obviously I throw knees, but to think it was going to just play out like that?” Gutierrez said. “If I said, ‘Yes,’ I’d be lying.”

The bout was billed as Edgar’s retirement bout, the culmination of a 17-year pro fighting career that saw Edgar reign as the UFC’s lightweight champion from 2010-2012, twice fight for the featherweight belt, and finish as a contender in the 135-pound division. Edgar, 41, had previously made it known that 2022 would be his last year as an active competitor, but who he’d face in his final fight was a mystery.

Gutierrez was not only sent the contract, he was apparently a top choice of Edgar’s camp. Though he didn’t anticipate being Edgar’s last opponent, he eagerly jumped on the opportunity.

“I didn’t think it was going to be me,” Gutierrez said. “Maybe my coaches behind the scenes they did, but as far as me, I didn’t have no idea. I just got the phone call, ‘This is who you’re fighting.’ I was like, ‘OK, let’s do it.’

“I guess [the retirement] just made it a little bigger. It’s his final ride. You want to see the legend go out on top. So I didn’t look at it like that, I’m the guy that gets to kind of spoil it. It was very bittersweet, it definitely was.”

In the lead-up to UFC 281, Gutierrez had hinted at a past beef between he and Edgar, but declined to elaborate during fight week and his appearance on The MMA Hour. Whatever the issue was, it appears to be squashed as Gutierrez relayed the respectful post-fight words he shared with Edgar.

“‘You’re a legend and it’s an honor to share this cage with you,’” Gutierrez said he told Edgar. “I was like the kid growing up watching this guy competing. I always pictured him as like — and I mean no disrespect — he’s like The Little Engine That Could. He was the smallest guy in the division, always being the underdog, and would always prevail on top. I wasn’t the biggest guy growing up, so I was like he’s sort of like me, I’m not the biggest guy but neither is he and he’s just prevailing and just winning and he’s got heart. I was like, ‘I’ve got to stay on that track. I want to be like him.’

“So it just took me back. I was like a kid. Overall, I was just like, ‘It’s an honor’ and ‘Are you OK?’ I was just wondering if he was OK.”









Read also

Israeli Navy Test-Fired New Interceptor Designed To Counter ‘Advanced’ Cruise Missile (Video)

Man buys 300 iPhones from Apple Store but is robbed on his way to car

DoorDash cuts 1,250 jobs to control ballooning costs


News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Billionaire investor Howard Marks touts a bargain boom as interest-rate fears grip markets - and predicts a surge in companies going bankrupt

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


News Every Day

One of The Greatest Britons in History - Joe Calzaghe



Sports today


Новости тенниса
Уимблдон

«В топ-10 не попала, зато осуществилась другая мечта». Елена Рыбакина видит плюсы в том, что не придется защищать очки за победу на Уимблдоне



Спорт в России и мире
Москва

Viasat начинает производство спортивного ориджинал


Загрузка...

All sports news today




Загрузка...

Sports in Russia today

Москва

Кубок Москвы по джампингу прошёл в ТРЦ «Нора»


Новости России

Game News

This DIY 4090 glass table build sees beauty meet the beast


Russian.city


Новости 24 часа

В Казани объявили победителей регионального отборочного тура Всероссийского культурно-благотворительного фестиваля «Добрая волна»


Губернаторы России
Газпром

Шесть золотых микрофонов «Радиомании-2022» получили форматы «Газпром-Медиа Радио»


Всероссийский моножанровый театральный фестиваль "Комедiя-ФЕСТ" станет ежегодным

1 декабря: какой сегодня праздник, этот день в истории России и Тулы | ТСН24

На направлении Магадан-Москва с нового 2023 года плоский тариф за круговой полёт поднимется до 25000 р.

Кандидат на пост посла США в Москве поддержала ужесточение санкций против России


«Понос» Анастасии Волочковой на петербургском вокзале услышали дети

Умерла певица, солистка оркестра Бенни Гудмана Луиза Тобин

Никас Сафронов выдвинул новые версии о причине смерти Александра Градского

Назначен новый директор Вятской филармонии имени Петра Чайковского


Милош Раонич назвал победу в "Кубке Дэвиса" величайшим событием для канадского тенниса

Режиссёр Алексей Смирнов: Приезд в Астрахань стал для меня счастливым случаем

«В топ-10 не попала, зато осуществилась другая мечта». Елена Рыбакина видит плюсы в том, что не придется защищать очки за победу на Уимблдоне

Казахстанский теннисист совершил взлет в рейтинге ATP



Новые провокации Азербайджана. «Южный Азербайджан» крепчает: Баку втягивается в антииранскую истерию

Творческие коллективы Химок стали лауреатами конкурса «МиР — Музыка и Развитие»

Интервью с военным журналистом Артуром Геворкяном: история и аналитика

Масштабный Фестиваль психосоматики 


РБК: денежный рынок на Мосбирже остался почти без долларов и евро

Жители Перми начали писать письма Деду Морозу

В Крым не едут… Ростов-на-Дону, Переславль-Залесский, Воронеж среди популярных направлений путешествий на автобусах осенью

Звездный отдых: путешествуем по Израилю по следам певицы Жасмин


Нагиев похвастался своими кубиками пресса

Тульский радиоведущий получил премию "Радиомания-2022"

На направлении Магадан-Москва с нового 2023 года плоский тариф за круговой полёт поднимется до 25000 р.



Путин в России и мире







Персональные новости
Russian.city

Игорь Бутман

Игорь Бутман провел 101-й за год фестиваль молодых исполнителей "Будущее джаза"



News Every Day

‘How many Uber drivers does it take to pick up a disabled person?’: Disabled person says 3 Uber drivers canceled on them because of their service dog




Friends of Today24


Загрузка...
Музыкальные новости

Персональные новости
Moscow.media