JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Polish middleweight contender Krzysztof Jotko went into his battle with Eryk Anders conscious of his undesirable repute, so the character of his victory at UFC on ESPN Eight left him rather less than glad.
Jotko (22-Four MMA, 9-Four UFC) defeated Anders (13-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) by way of unanimous resolution on the VyStar Veterans Memorial Area to say his third straight victory contained in the octagon. However the truth that all three of these wins got here on the scorecards is a supply of frustration with the Pole, who had arrived in Florida focusing on a stoppage victory.
“I’m a bit dissatisfied as a result of I needed to battle him and I needed to have a superb battle as a result of my followers and folks say that I’m a boring fighter,” he informed reporters, together with MMA Junkie, backstage after his win. “So on this battle, I needed to provide my followers what they need, however Eryk tried to cuddle with me.”
Jotko revealed his frustration additionally stemmed from a frosty trade between the pair throughout battle week.
“I used to be all week with large optimistic vitality, and Eric actually pissed me off,” he defined. “We had been sitting on the bus and I stated ‘Hello,’ and he confirmed me (blowing a kiss), so this pissed me off and (I) got here there to (expletive) him up.
“It’s not like I used to be combating indignant, I used to be controlling every thing. However I got here to the octagon too indignant, however I managed myself, as a result of that’s what I can do. I can management myself.”
Jotko’s preparation for the battle was punctuated with schedule modifications, as his battle was pushed again twice from its unique Apr. 11 date. However the 30-year-old stated that he’ll able to capitalize on his momentum and get again within the cage once more quickly. Simply give him a brief break first.
“I need to come again quick, however give me like a one-month break as a result of my physique was feeling so unhealthy,” he requested. “I began with ache all over the place, as a result of I’m human. I can’t prepare all yr with out (a) cease. So give me a bit relaxation and I can come again to the octagon.”
When that point comes, he is aware of precisely who he desires to battle – former foe Uriah Corridor, who defeated him by way of second-round TKO again in September 2017.
“This (defeat) nonetheless hurts me,” he admitted. “I dropped him thrice within the first spherical and I fought him with my damaged left hand, so I need to see him once I’m healed and 100%, like now.”
He additionally revealed beef with Israel Adesanya, and stated he was satisfied that he would in the future get to settle his variations with the present UFC middleweight champion.
“Yeah, I nonetheless really feel this, and I all the time will really feel this (animosity),” he stated. “I hate him, man. In fact, now is just not the time to battle Adesanya, however sooner or later we are going to see one another contained in the octagon.”