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Calvin Kattar disagrees with cut up choice loss to Josh Emmett: ‘I believed I did sufficient to win the struggle’

Calvin Kattar disagrees with cut up choice loss to Josh Emmett: ‘I believed I did sufficient to win the struggle’

Calvin Kattar isn’t calling foul on the judges at UFC Austin however he nonetheless believes he must be leaving his principal occasion conflict towards Josh Emmett with a win quite than a cut up choice loss.

In a back-and-forth struggle over 5 rounds, Kattar believed he dished out extra injury spherical over spherical and that ought to have been sufficient to deserve the victory on the scorecards.

“I believed I used to be simply going to get my hand raised on the finish,” Kattar mentioned on the UFC put up struggle present. “I didn’t care, typically we give a s*** if it’s unanimous or a cut up. I believed I did sufficient to win the struggle. Josh is a category act, a tricky child. Congrats to him and his crew.”

On paper, every spherical was troublesome to attain with Kattar touchdown with quantity and Emmett firing again with larger energy in lots of the exchanges.

Kattar’s finest offense was a lead jab that constantly related and in the end busted up Emmett’s eye. In return, Emmett got here after Kattar with knockout energy behind virtually each punch, which made the judges’ job that a lot more durable when the ultimate horn sounded.

“Clearly he’s bought lots of energy,” Kattar mentioned about Emmett. “You’re coping with adversity, listening to that voice telling you to get small otherwise you inform it to close up and get huge. Simply working my method by the struggle.

“Josh introduced lots of issues as a high featherweight would do. I believed I did sufficient to beat them however I suppose the judges noticed it one other method.”

As a result of the struggle was so shut, Kattar by no means took his foot off the fuel so he provides no excuses concerning his efficiency however that’s additionally why he felt like he did sufficient to safe the choice.

“There was by no means a degree the place I believed I might sit again however I believed I used to be edging him out positively,” Kattar mentioned. “Particularly the longer the struggle went. Fifth spherical, I believed I took it. I do know he needed me to face within the heart and bang however I imply that will be cool if I wasn’t up within the struggle perhaps.

“I believed I used to be touchdown the higher pictures however I’m not a decide. So it went the way in which it did however I believed I did sufficient to win the struggle.”

Understandably disenchanted with the end result, Kattar nonetheless supplied up his congratulations to Emmett on his win as he plans to return house to rewatch the struggle to raised perceive what went incorrect that led to the cut up choice loss.

“Simply that I believed I did sufficient to beat a excessive caliber opponent,” Kattar mentioned. “Simply have to return, verify the tape, see what’s up however actually type of simply bought extra questions than something.”

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