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Calvin Kattar Says Hometown Win at UFC 220 Is Better Than He Could Have Expected

January 22, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Calvin Kattar spoke following his win over Shane Burgos at UFC 220 in Boston, his hometown. Highlights are below, per MMAjunkie:

On his win over Burgos in front of a hometown crowd: “I envisioned this since the moment I started my career, (since) day one. And it was better than I could have ever expected. It felt amazing. That Boston crowd, there’s nothing like it. You guys were on the building, you heard it. It was amazing.”

On seeing training partners Kyle Bochniak and Rob Font win at the show: “It felt better than my knockout. I was laughing a little bit, because I was really happy to see them go out and do work. I was the last fight, so I felt a little added pressure, like, ‘We’ve got to bring this thing home, 3-0.’ I was just happy to go out, get the job done. And after, I was just really happy for my teammates. I know how hard they worked. We put in a 10-week camp. We were all pushing each other, leading into this fight, and it was really good to see hard work pay off tonight for New England MMA.”

On what’s next for him: “I was focusing on Shane Burgos this whole time. I didn’t look past him. I had a lot of respect for him. He’s been unbeaten, his whole career. Nobody’s been able to do what I did. I’m just happy I was able to go and get the job done. And now I’ll talk to my team and coaches and see who’s next.”

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