Jack Hermanson vs. Chris Curtis was supposed to be a meeting between two middleweight guys, but both fighters showed an ugly side of themselves at UFC London.
After Hermanson won a decision over Curtis in the co-main event last Saturday, he responded to Curtis’ double bird by shouting with a comment that heightened tensions. Hermansson could have been heard on the broadcast, but he confirmed exactly what he had said during the encounter – with a little clarification to soften the sting.
“Chris and I, we were really good at getting into the fight, very friendly, and I think during the fight Chris got frustrated with what happened,” Hermanson said Monday. MMA watch. “After the quarrel, he put his finger up at me, and I said something to him, and the heat got too hot, but later that night we met again and we crushed the beef, so we’re all fine now.”
“I just apologized for the things I said to him,” Hermanson continued. I said, ‘Damn you, p****. “
Hermanson tried to apologize to Curtis immediately after he uttered the insult, but Curtis was not afflicted by it. “The Action Man” also expressed his frustration later in the evening, although he also blamed himself for the poor performance and took responsibility for his side of the showdown.
Before the night was over, Hermansson and Curtis reconciled in a moment Hermansson shared on social media.
According to Hermanson, such eruptions are uncharacteristic for him.
“Never,” Hermansson said when asked if he ever directed that insult to an opponent. “And I don’t get emotional when I fight at all, and I never will. But it was more than he turned his finger toward me—that made me go crazy, not the fight itself. So the fight itself wouldn’t create those kinds of feelings with me, but if it was Someone being so disrespectful, that might make me crazy.”
The sparks Hermanson and Curtis created after their fight were more memorable than the fight itself, a systematic three-round affair that saw Hermansson control the distance and completely neutralize Curtis’ blatant attack.
Hermansson realizes that fans at The O2 in London may have been hoping for an action-packed competition. But he scored a much-needed win to recover from a split decision loss to Shaun Strickland last February.
“After the fight I was a little disappointed,” Hermanson said. “I didn’t think it was a very enjoyable fight, but now that it is at a distance from it, I am very happy that we prepared for a fight like this.
“My coach told me right before I went out, ‘Tonight, Jack, you’re not doing a show. You will win the battle. Don’t stay out there at the boxing distance, do what works. Keep the distance, that’s what I did and I got a W for that.”