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Eddie Wineland Discusses His UFC 155 Bout Against Brad Pickett

December 26, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Eddie Wineland recently spoke about his UFC 155 bout against Brad Pickett and more. Here are the highlights…

On Losing to Urijah Faber: “It’s a woulda-shoulda-coulda thing. I was down on myself the whole flight home. You get to thinking about it, and it’s simple little mistakes. Then you think, ‘Hey, I just went three rounds with the best in the world, and he only beat me by one point.’ You take it and learn from it and grow from it and get better from it. That’s exactly what I’ve done.”

On His Standup Game: “I think he’s going to taste my power and want to take me down,” Wineland said. “I’ve watched some of his fights, and he’s not afraid to stand and trade. He’ll stand in the pocket and take a punch, and he stays right in place and stands and swings. But he also likes to shoot for the takedown, and when he gets in real trouble, he’ll go for that takedown. I think I’m going to punch him a couple of times and he’s not going to like it.”

On What Favors Him in The Fight: “If I keep things technical, I think it’s in my favor,” he said. “Brawling’s in my favor, as well, because I have a good chin and I’ve got a hard punch. I like to keep it technical because if I do, it means I’m probably going to get hurt less. That being said, me being hurt doesn’t bother me. You keep going.”

On Working For a Title Shot: “I’d like to have the title,” he said. “If I really start putting together a lot of wins, which is where I’m headed now – if I keep winning, they’re going to have to give me a title shot. It’s inevitable. I keep winning, they can’t deny me a title shot.”

Credit: mmajunkie.com

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