UFC 84: Sokoudjou Changing Things up Against Nakamura

The “African Assasian” Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou breaks down his disappointing UFC debut to Lyoto Machida, in a recent interview on UFC.com.

“My mistake was taking the Machida fight too serious, you know….“I’d been out too long, nearly eight months, and I’d put too much pressure on myself. I got in there, and I just didn’t show up. It’s one of those things where you train, and you think you’re ready . . . and then you get in there and things don’t go your way.”

“I think I’ve always been mentally prepared, but usually I go into a fight just as if I’m going to practice . . . I go there, play, and go home. In the Machida fight I was going in to fight–and that’s a mistake. I’ve never let that happen to myself before. So this time I’m going in just to play….It’s kind of funny, the reason I’m fighting today is because of Nakamura, and now here I am, it’s me who’s got to fight him….But, I’ve always wanted to fight Nakamura, ever since then.”

“I know Nakamura will come out bullrushing me, so I’ll keep my hands on his face and punch the crap out of him….I’ve seen a few of his tapes, he’s a tough guy. Always goes forward, and never stops. It’ll be an interesting fight.”

“It was a little bit surprising….I just wasn’t able to get myself back together and come back and do what I was supposed to do. But we move on.”

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou takes on Kazuhiro Nakamura at UFC 84 “Ill Will” on May 24 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 84: Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

According to MMAJunkie, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou confirmed that he will be fighting Kazuhiro Nakamura at UFC 84 on May 24 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After making an name for himself defeating Ricardo Arona and UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in PRIDE, Sokoudjou was quickly submitted in his UFC debut by Lyoto Machida at UFC 79.

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UFC 76: Knockout
Saturday, September 22 at 10 p.m. EST
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UFC 76 Main Card

Chuck Liddell (20-4) vs. Keith Jardine (12-3-1)

CT R1: 10-9 Liddell
CT R2: 10-9 Jardine
CT R3: 10-9 Jardine
Result: Keith Jardine defeats Chuck Liddell by Split Decision.(29-28 x2 Jardine, 29-28 Liddell)

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (16-2) vs. Forrest Griffin (14-4)

CT R1: 10-9 Griffin
CT R2: 10-9 Griffin – Shogun gassed
CT R3:
Result: Forrest Griffin defeats Shogun Rua by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:45 of the R3.

Diego Sanchez (17-1) vs. Jon Fitch (14-2)

CT R1: 10-9 Fitch – Close
CT R2: 10-9 Fitch
CT R3: 10-9 Fitch
Result: Jon Fitch defeats Diego Sanchez by Split Decision.(30-27, 29-28, 29-28 Sanchez)

Ryoto Machida (10-0) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (11-6)

CT R1: 10-9 Machida
CT R2: 10-9 Machida
CT R3: 10-9 Machida
Result: Ryoto Machida defeats Kazuhiro Nakamura by Unanimous Decision. (30-27 x3)

Tyson Griffin (9-1) vs. Thiago Tavares (13-0)

CT R1: 10-9 Griffin
CT R2: 10-9 Griffin – very close
CT R3: 10-9 Tavares – amazing fight
Result: Tyson Griffin defeats Thiago Tarvares by Unanimous Decision. (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Under Card

Rich Clementi (25-12-1) vs. Anthony Johnson (4-0)

Result: Rich Clementi defeats Anthony Johnson by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:05 of R2.

Diego Saraiva (9-5-1) vs. Jeremy Stephens (9-2)

Result: Jeremy Stephens defeats Diego Saraiva by Unanimous Decision. (30-27 x3)

Christian Wellisch (7-3) vs. Scott Junk (6-1)

Result: Christian Wellisch defeats Scott Junk by Submission (Heel Hook) at 3:19 of R1.

Matt Wiman (7-3) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (4-3)

Result: Matt Wiman defeats Michihiro Omigawa by Unanimous Decision. (30-27, 29-28 x2)

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