Sergey you just fought Mukhumat Vakhaev in a title fight that was also a rematch. Both fights seemed similar: you were getting better of him on the feet but at the end of the round you got taken down and he scored a rear naked choke win. Give us your thoughts on the fight?
- You’re right. Our two fight are pretty similar. I have nothing to say really other than I lost. I have no excuses. Losses are a part of the sport. Unfortunately I lost during a very important moment of my life but it’s ok. We’re only getting stronger!
Do you believe that you can beat Vakhaev and it just wasn’t your night? Would you like to face him again?
- Of course I believe I can beat him, I wouldn’t accept the fight otherwise. I made a mistake and paid for it. I lost because of it. There’s nothing personal between us, if ACB decides to put us against each other for the third time - I’m in. I think Mukhumat thinks the same way.
Who would you like to face next?
- I have some work to do so it doesn’t really matter who will I fight. There’s plenty of tough guys in our division. I’ll fight whoever they put in front of me