Ryan Bader was coming off an injury layoff after suffering a knee injury, but admitted he was too aggressive in his loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil on Wednesday night.
Bader was due to face Teixeira at UFC 160, until the knee injury struck. He got the call to return to the Octagon in Brazil against Teixeira, who was on a 19-fight winning streak coming into the bout.
“I was a little too aggressive,” Bader admitted post-fight. “I wasn't staying tight, and I got caught with a right hand and a left hook, and that was that.
“I just got a little over aggressive and tried to jump on the choke. I got back up and ended up kind of rocking him again, and it was the same thing. I felt good tonight. I made some mistakes, mental errors, and for me it's just going back and keep getting better.”
Despite the loss, Bader is looking forward to getting back in the gym and improving as a fighter.
“In this sport, you come up real quick and you go down quick, but a big fight for me and I'm right back where I want to be. It's just going back and training hard and getting right back at it.”
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