UFC welterweight fighter Dong Hyun Kim took home a unanimous decision win over the always-tough Nate Diaz this past Saturday night on the main card of UFC 125: Resolution. The South Korean judoka used a stifling ground game to keep Diaz shut down and on the defensive for the entire fight. Kim spoke with media at the UFC 125 post-fight presser about the game plan for Diaz and where he wants to go next in the 170-pound division.
“My original plan was to stand with him and take him down after a couple of punches,” Kim said through his interpreter. “Nate kind of knew that I was going to take him down, so he was worried about the takedowns. It didn’t go how I expected at first, but everything was fine.”
“Stun Gun” has remained undefeated in fourteen professional bouts, with five wins having come in the UFC. Kim believes that he is now ready for a title shot against UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre and would like to challenge for the title in his next fight.
“I can take [St-Pierre] down,” he said. “I don’t know when I’m going to fight GSP, but a lot of fighters try and stand with him. GSP takes other fighters down and ground and pounds. I want to do that to GSP.”
UFC 125 went down this past weekend at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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