LAS VEGAS – Although he was eager to show more, Carlos Hernandez is grateful to walk away with a UFC contract.
Hernandez (7-1) edged out a game Daniel Barez on Tuesday at Dana White’s Contender Series 42 in a gritty, back-and-forth battle. When the judges rendered the scorecards, Hernandez admits he wasn’t sure if he had done enough, but ultimately he was awarded the split decision win.
“Watching the film and studying, we knew he was gonna come out aggressive and come out hard,” Hernandez said during the DWCS 42 post-fight news conference. “So just the mindset coming in for this one was just be ready to go right off the bat. (I’m) not happy with my performance as I’ve been saying in interviews, but the good ones always find a way to win even when they’re not at their best.
“So I’m happy I was able to do that tonight, and I’m happy I was able to impress the boss, which is like the second hard part of this interview, right? Not only do you have to win, but you gotta do well enough to impress Dana and the matchmakers, so (I’m) happy I was able to get that done.”
To see the full interview with Hernandez, check out the video above.
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