Houston Alexander recently lost at UFC 78 to Thiago Silva snapping his eight fight win streak. He recently sat down with PunchDrunkGamer.com to discuss the loss and his plans for the future:
Alexander On His Loss To Thiago Silva:
It was a bad day, a very bad day. I actually didn’t follow the game plan we had going into the fight, and it was a bad day. There’s no other way to describe it. Our game plan was to beat Thiago Silva to a pulp [laughs]. That was the game plan, but it got sideswiped. I watched it [afterwords], and I didn’t seem like the same person. So that’s how I know it was a bad day. We got back in the gym the next day. Nothing changes; this is still my job and what I have to do, so I was right back in the gym the next day. A loss is a loss and there’s no excuse for it. I got right back in the gym the next day and we are working on correcting the problem. We know what we have to do.
Alexander On Thiago Sivla:
We’re good friends. What happens in the ring stays in the ring and we were good friends before the fight happened and we’ll continue to be good friends after. If you’re a professional you should be able to separate things like that.
Alexander On Training BJJ:
Houston: Actually I have been training jiu-jitsu with Bob Shermer, who’s one of the best jiu-jitsu guys in the world. Just for some reason during this bad, bad period I was in the ring I totally just spaced off all of what I’ve learned during those three months. It’s not like I don’t know any jiu-jitsu, because I actually do and I’m actually really good at it. But at that particular moment there was nothing, and I was not myself, so that’s why I was having a bad day, because I wasn’t my bad self. I’ve had harder fights in the gym then what I did in the ring that day.
Alexander On His Current UFC Contract And Next Fight:
I have two fights left, and hopefully we’re going to win these next two and hopefully still be in contention for a title shot. Make no mistake – the overall goal is to win the belt.
want to fight on your way to the title? I’m not real particular about whom I fight. Whoever they have me in the ring with next, whether he’s a top ten guy or the bottom of the list I’m ready to fight. I always work hard, I’m a blue-collar type guy, and a no excuse type guy so if I lose, I lose, and if I win, I win; it’s all the same. Tell the fans I appreciate the support.
To read the full interview with much more on Houston Alexander, click here.