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Steve Erceg reacts to UFC 301 loss in opposition to Alexandre Pantoja: “I Simply Blew It”

Steve Erceg on UFC 301 Defeat: “I Simply Blew It”

Talking to Daniel Cormier throughout his UFC 301 post-fight interview, Erceg stated he believed going into the fifth spherical that if he had been capable of outpoint Alexandre Pantoja within the last spherical he would’ve been the brand new UFC Flyweight Championship holder (h/t MMAFighting).

“I believed that if I may win the final spherical a minimum of, I’d give myself an opportunity,” Erceg stated in his post-fight interview. “I simply blew it.”

Erceg stated that after the third spherical is when he felt the battle may come right down to the wire.

“I believed the third [round], I feel it was the third that was shut sufficient, like he obtained me down a pair occasions however there was no actual management, and I obtained up and beat him on the ft,” Erceg stated.

Erceg admitted there was one space within the battle that Pantoja caught him off guard with.

“I used to be stunned how properly he may scramble,” Erceg stated. “I often beat guys there. It was a shock.”

Followers and specialists have given Erceg his due for offering a legit menace to Pantoja’s gold, and he figures to be in for a rankings enhance regardless of the shedding effort.

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