The first fight was extremely close and I reckon ray has improved a lot since then. Rays a young guy with a ton of upside so I think cage warriors are conscious of that and give him a lot of the big fight opportunities. Warburton certainly seems to be underrated a lot but he's had a chance in the ufc and I hope ray takes the Win and goes on to get his.
I totally accept what you say Jay as all fighters can say they were not 100% and had niggly injuries etc or couldn't do somethings in the fight due to injury...but this was the first time that Steven has suffered from sickness, food related sickness btw and not from the weight cut. His weight cut was perfect and he is always well rehydrated after weigh-ins.
Originally Posted by Jay
Maybe it's making an excuse? not sure? but when someone is stuck to the toilet in the hotel, as soon as they get to the venue and even 5 minutes before the fight then that would affect them in some way. Of course he could have pulled out but hes not the type to give in and would always try and fight through as he wouldnt want to let his travelling fans down and Cagewarriors.
It was a close fight with Buchinger and he did really well to take the first 3 rounds considering how he must have been feeling but guess adrenaline kicked in and made him fight. Did it take it's toll later in the fight? not sure?.
End of the day Buchinger won and Steven accepts that totally.
In relation to the Curt fight, Steven is really looking forward to it and jumped at the chance for the opportunity. Their first fight was very close and Curt is a very big threat so it will be a great fight again.
Glad it's over 5 this time and i'm sure Steven will be very motivated to win the title back and avenge a loss
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