MMA: Folayang wasn't pleased with his recent win


Posted at Nov 14 2019 06:51 PM

Eduard Folayang sports a nasty cut on his left cheek. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- Eduard "Landslide" Folayang wasn't pleased with the outcome of his comeback fight against Mongolian boxer Amarsanaa "Spear" Tsogookhuu last week.

Despite his victory, having to settle with a technical decision due to injury left a bad taste in his mouth.

“I really wanted to continue, there’s no giving up in my vocabulary. I really wanted to unleash my true game,” Folayang told ABS-CBN Sports

Folayang had success with his striking against the Mongolian fighter in the first round, landing various leg shots and kicks to the body.

Things got complicated, however, when Amarsanaa decided to mix it up and charged his way into Folayang's defense. This resulted in an accidental clash of heads that opened a large gash on Folayang's left cheek.

Officials was forced to stop the bout and relied on the judges' scorecards. 

"We did not expect that accidental headbutt,” Folayang said. 

“I think from the start we were able to control the match and he wasn’t much of a threat. I am just not satisfied because it had to go to that decision.”
But Folayang said he received a fair decision, nonetheless.

“I really wanted to continue but, of course, the doctor said that I can’t continue, so I respect that,” he said.

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