I'm fighting with a plan to strike with him. If I need to, though, I'll take him down.
We know you work on your submissions but you prefer the standup game. We saw against Almeida that you were able to avoid being submitted by one of the better submission fighters. Have you worked more on that? How have you prepared for this fight/
His legs weren't clinched tight and from courage. I had no plans to tap, even if my arm broke. Newton pulled my arm back but when it wouldn't bend any farther, he tried to bend it farther by pulling it to the side and that's when I escaped. It was the first time for me to be arm barred like that. The only thing I was thinking about was how to escape, not tapping.
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