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Cory Sandhagen Says He Imagines Hitting People With a Stone Cold Stunner in a Fight

January 26, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

MMAjunkie Radio recently interviewed Cory Sandhagen after his win over Mario Bautista at UFC on ESPN+ 1. Below are some highlights.

Cory Sandhagen on the win: “I knew that I had the talent, but there’s so much more that goes into fighting. That’s what makes your life so exciting, because it’s not just who’s better in there. There’s so many other things that go into it. Now that I’ve mastered my mind a little bit, I’m able to compete at the talent and skill level that I actually am.”

Sandhagen on people stressing out about what to say after a fight: “I think people stress out so much about what’s going to happen afterward and what people are going to say if they lose. Obviously, those thoughts cross my mind, but I’m very good at shutting them down and bringing them back to just my performances. The win and the losses, we like to think we have a ton of control over those things. But winning and losing, you don’t have don’t have a ton of control over. All you can do is work your hardest in the gym. Every single day, I show up to practice, and I don’t think about winning and losing. For me, it’s just about performing my best that night.”

Sandhagen on doing what he loves: “Everyone kind of lives in their own little world of what they think is right and what they think is wrong. But for me, I live in the world of I’m doing things because I love them, and I’m working at things as hard as I can because I love them. I just have a longing and a drive to do it.”

Sandhagen on wanting to use a Stone Cold Stunner on someone: “I want to ‘Stone Cold Stunner’ someone. I imagine it in my head, too; I know how I’m going to do it. I’ve just got to let it happen. I imagine body-shotting someone, and instead of kicking them low like I think Steve Austin used to do, where they bend over, I imagine body-shotting them, they bend over that way, and then me just stunning them and the ref just calling them. And then I want to get thrown a beer and crack it on my head.”