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Francisco Trinaldo Nearly Cancelled His UFC Fight Night 137 Fight Due to Broken Tooth

September 25, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Francisco Trinaldo spoke with MMAjunkie following his win over Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 137.

On nearly cancelling due to a broken tooth: “I spent a week with tooth pain. I trained, I couldn’t sleep. I disappeared from the gym. Four times, at night, I called my manager asking to cancel the fight.”

On his next fight: “Now I want to beat Kevin Lee. He beat me here in Brazil, trashtalked my country and my fans. Now I want to beat him in his country.”

On his loss to Lee at UFC Fight Night 106: “I lost focus. I lost focus, I though the fight was won, he threw a kick, it landed – and when it lands, the fight is over. Like you just saw, a knee landed and it was over. No one is unbeatable.”

On calling Lee out: “That’s why I’m asking you to help. I don’t like swearing. I will never call the guy’s mom names. But I want to fight him. I want to do a great fight with him. For the UFC, it will be good, a great fight. I want to brawl with him. I want to hit him a lot, and I want to submit him.”