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Doo Ho Choi comments on Cub Swanson brawl: “I will not be defeated again”

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By John Balfe - 12 Dec 2016

Anyone watching the fight of the year contender between Cub Swanson and ‘The Korean Superboy’ Doo Ho Choi from UFC 206 last weekend can’t help but have been impressed.

The fight was a whirlwind of incredibly dramatic back-and-forth action between the the 25-year-old Korean prospect who has been ordained for greatness and Swanson, the wily veteran whose status as a top contender at 145-pounds was on the line.

In the end it was Swanson who came out on top in one of the most crowd-friendly fights of the year. The experienced featherweight veteran put on one of the best performances of his career, breaking out every tool in his Arsenal as he looked to find a way to finish his opponent. Choi, though, stubbornly held firm and his granite chin saw him last to the final bell.

Swanson, though, was clearly impressed in what he saw in ‘The Korean Superboy’.

Choi, meanwhile, has reflected on the fight on his Instagram page and says that he will use this defeat as motivation to raise his game to a new level.

👊 여태 제가 부족한 부분을 알곤있어도 마음에 확 와닿는 경험이 없었는데 이번 경기를 통해 깨달았습니다! 처음엔 스스로에게 실망했었는데 지금은 훨씬 더 강해질수 있겠다는 기대감과 자신감이 가득 차 있습니다! 이제 정말 안질수 있을것 같습니다 많은분들의 걱정 격려 진심으로 감사합니다 . I knew I had shortcomings in my game, but hadn’t had the chance to experience them until now. I learned so much last night. At first, I was disappointed in myself, but now I am full of anticipation and confidence that I can become stronger. I will not be defeated again. I will come back stronger than ever. I thank everyone so much for your concern and encouragement.

A photo posted by 최두호 (Doo Ho Choi) (@koreansuperboy) on

 

Choi writes: “I knew I had shortcomings in my game, but hadn’t had the chance to experience them until now. I learned so much last night.

“At first, I was disappointed in myself, but now I am full of anticipation and confidence that I can become stronger. I will not be defeated again. I will come back stronger than ever. I thank everyone so much for your concern and encouragement.”

Despite the loss on his record, Choi’s performance in Toronto proved that he truly is one of the most exciting featherweight prospects in the sport. You know that old saying, ‘either you win or you learn’.

Something tells us Doo Ho Choi learned a hell of a lot on Saturday night — and it could be bad news for his future opponents in the 145-pound fold.

 

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