Soa Palelei heard UFC boss Dana White call his win over Nikita Krylov sloppy. It was one of the few fights White thought didn’t deliver at UFC 164 and Palelei agreed.
“He’s got every right to say that,” said Palelei to MMA Fighting. “It’s his business. He’s my boss. There’s nothing wrong with what he said. He expects the best to be in the UFC, and I know I’m better than that.”
Palelei blamed an injured rib for his slow performance. In the third round, Palelei got the TKO in the only heavyweight contest on the card.
Doctors expect Palelei back to training in about eight weeks as he looks to improve his 19-3 record. Most of those wins have come in the opening round.