Yes, it went just as I planned. I knew his attacks are strong, so I tried to prevent him from taking the fight to the ground. I decided on a game plan where I use my hands. I may have looked like I was weaker (than him) but it was exactly as I planned.
You've taken out one of the likely tournament winners. What are your aspirations now?
First, I'm very happy that I was able to fight Murilo Bustamante and that I was able to beat such a great fighter. I've been watching him since (he was in) the UFC. I want to train even more. I didn't really have enough time for this fight so I wasn't able to train. I want to train more and give an even better fight.
How did it feel when you knocked him down with your right punch?