Jack Hermansson reveals words that ignited UFC London scuffle with Chris Curtis
Jack Hermansson vs. Chris Curtis was once as soon as supposed to be a meeting of two gentleman middleweights, on the other hand every opponents showed an uglier side of themselves at UFC London.
After Hermansson won a call over Curtis at this earlier Saturday’s co-main match, he spoke again to Curtis’ double-bird by the use of shouting a observation that further inflamed tensions. Hermansson may well be heard on the broadcast, on the other hand he confirmed exactly what he said all over the bump into – with a little bit bit clarification to soften the brink.
“Me and Chris, now we have been good coming into the fight, very delightful, and I imagine all over the fight, Chris got frustrated with what took place,” Hermansson said Monday on The MMA Hour. “After the fight, he lifts his finger to me, and I said something to him, and it got heated, on the other hand later that night time time we met up yet again and squashed the beef, so we’re all simply presently.”
“I merely apologized for the problems I said to him,” Hermansson continued. “I said, ‘F*** you, p****.’”
Hermansson tried to say sorry to Curtis just about instantly after uttering the insult, on the other hand Curtis wasn’t having it. “The Movement Man” further expressed his frustration later throughout the night time time, despite the fact that he moreover blamed himself for a poor potency and took accountability for his side of the confrontation.
Forward of the night time time was once as soon as over, Hermansson and Curtis reconciled in a 2nd that Hermansson shared on social media.
In step with Hermansson, such outbursts are uncharacteristic of him.
“Certainly not,” Hermansson said when asked if he’d ever directed that exact insult at an opponent. “And I don’t get emotional when fighting the least bit, and I may on no account do it. On the other hand it was once as soon as further that he flipped his finger at me – that’s what made me mad, not the fight itself. So the fight itself would on no account create those sorts of feelings with me, but if any person is disrespectful, that can make me mad.”
The sparks that Hermansson and Curtis generated after their fight had been further memorable than the fight itself, a methodical three-round affair that spotted Hermansson keep watch over the space and completely neutralize Curtis’ striking offense.
Hermansson understands that fanatics at The O2 in London could have was once hoping for a further action-packed contest. On the other hand he scored a much-needed win to bounce once more from a get a divorce selection loss to Sean Strickland this earlier February.
“After the fight I was a little bit bit bit upset,” Hermansson said. “I didn’t suppose it was once as soon as a very crowd-pleasing fight, on the other hand now getting a long way from it, I’m very happy because of we in a position for a fight like that.
“My teacher urged me correct quicker than we walked out, ‘This night time, Jack, you’re not going to do a show. You’re going to win the fight. Don’t stay there throughout the boxing distance, do what is going to art work. Keep the space, and that’s what I did and I got the W for it.”