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Victor Henry quotes Kim Kardashian after UFC on ESPN 55 victory

LAS VEGAS – Victor Henry is again within the win column. This time, he averted getting kicked within the testicles – and that feels good.

On the UFC on ESPN 55 prelims, Henry (24-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) defeated seasoned veteran Rani Yahya (28-12-1 MMA, 13-6-1 UFC) with a barrage of punches for a standing TKO at 2:36 of Spherical 2.

The struggle was Henry’s first since a groin strike left him facedown, screaming on the canvas at UFC 294 in October.

“What occurred previously is what occurred previously,” Henry informed MMA Junkie and different reporters at a post-fight information convention Saturday. “That final struggle over in Abu Dhabi, it’s what it’s. That’s a part of preventing. It’s not simply the coaching camp. It’s not simply the win. It’s not simply the loss. It’s the whole lot concerned in it. We’ve obtained Michael Bisping. He’s going a wonky eye now. We’ve obtained Bas Rutten. He’s obtained nerve harm in his arm. I suppose it was my time to get punted within the tablets. That’s preventing. There’s plenty of chaos that occurs. It’s not at all times predictable.”

Whereas Henry anticipated the inherent hazard of unintended fouls, he was caught a bit off guard by the wave of negativity that flooded his social media accounts after the incident and the bout’s designation as a no contest.

“Within the UFC, you’ve gotten sure teams of individuals going for sure folks due to sure religions, sure races,” Henry mentioned. “You will have the fellows which might be primary. Your primary followers, they similar to to see fights, which is cool. You will have the fellows which might be form of into it. They comply with the top-five, the top-15. Then, you’ve gotten the scholars of the sport who watch the whole lot about it. I appreciated that so many individuals confirmed up for my opponent. Javid Basharat is a superb martial artist. His report speaks for itself and he’s pulling an honest fanbase for the game. I used to be glad for it.

“All of the hate I obtained on my Instagram afterward, I don’t prefer to see that aspect of humanity. On the identical time, it’s humorous. And I left it up on my web page. You’ll be able to go proper now and see all of the unfavorable feedback towards me. In my eyes, it’s simply exercise on my Instagram. It simply makes me look both higher or worse. However hey, Kim Kardashian mentioned it greatest, ‘Any press is nice press.’ I’m simply not doing what she did. Effectively, I simply obtained punted within the tablets, so I’m virtually there anyway, proper?”

With the ghosts of groin pictures’ previous now not lingering, Henry is again on monitor and looking out towards the long run. Whereas he didn’t current a callout after the bout, Henry needs to stay lively in his ascent up the divisional ladder.

“As quickly as anyone needs to see me once more,” Henry mentioned. “I’ve obtained an enormous nostril and a few massive previous ears, however hey. I’m down for it. I’ll go subsequent week if they need me. … I’m not within the enterprise of calling folks out. I’d prefer to climb up that ladder, however the UFC goes to do what the UFC needs with me. That’s the best way it’s. If they need me to struggle a gorilla within the again alley then, hey, let’s get at it.”

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC on ESPN 55.

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