Calvin Kattar reacts to UFC on ESPN 37 loss: 'I've basically got greater questions than anything' - MMA Junkie

AUSTIN, Texas – Calvin Kattar isn't sure what to think.

His concepts during the combat didn't mirror the closing effects from the judges after it, so it's honestly all kind of perplexing. Kattar (23-6 MMA, 7-four UFC) lost an in depth break up resolution Saturday to Josh Emmett (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) in the UFC on ESPN 37 leading experience at Moody center in Austin, Texas.

"I just idea i was going to get my hand raised at the end of it," observed on the ESPN+ put up-battle exhibit moments after his loss. "I didn't care, we give a sh*t if it's unanimous or a cut up. i believed I did ample to win the combat. Josh is a class act, a troublesome kid. Congrats to him and his crew.

"… There was by no means a degree i thought I may sit again, but i thought i was edging him out, mainly the longer the fight went. The fifth circular, i assumed I took it. i do know he desired to stand in the center and bang but I mean, that'd be cool I guess if I wasn't up within the combat, possibly. i thought i was touchdown the stronger photographs, however I'm now not a choose. It went the style it did, however i believed I did enough to win the battle."

The largest difficulty of his, Kattar admitted both in his post-combat interview and to his educate Tyson Chartier throughout the fight itself, was Emmett's power. "He's loading up," Kattar advised Chartier in between rounds. Kattar under no circumstances skilled that vigor in a fight-ending experience, but he ultimately lost anyway.

"without doubt, he's received a lot of power," Kattar talked about. "You're dealing with adversity. You're being attentive to that voice telling you to get small otherwise you inform it to shut up and get massive. simply working my manner through the battle, Josh introduced loads of complications as a precise featherweight would do. i assumed I did enough to overcome them but I guess the judges noticed it a further way."

where does he go from right here? Kattar isn't bound. He nonetheless thinks the resolution, which turned into incredibly debated among fans and journalists, should have swung his way. He'll need to rewatch and find out what the deal is.

"i believed I did ample to beat a excessive-degree caliber opponent," Kattar said. "I simply have to go returned, determine the tape, see what's up. I've basically acquired more questions than anything else."

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