After Dennis Bermudez (9-3) was drilled in the head with a knee, he quickly regrouped to win his fight against Tommy Hayden (8-2) and feels his cardio was the reason the shot didn’t signal the end.
“I am told cardio has a big part in being able to recuperate after a big blow,” said Bermudez. “If that’s the case I have some of the best cardio in the world, but I just work hard.”
Bermudez noted that his family and friends tell him after he takes a serious blow, is what causes him to get mad and leads to his victory.
The runner-up in The Ultimate Fighter 14, Bermudez, is now on a two fight win streak for the UFC. Hayden, who was making his featherweight debut, has now lost two in row while fighting under the UFC banner.
“I just want to keep advancing,” said Bermudez. “Whatever the competition is, I match it and try to come out on top.”
Bermudez took home Submission of the Night honors at UFC 150 with a standing guillotine choke at the end of round one.