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"After the fight I was confused and in shock. I kept thinking it was a bad dream and after three days the loss really hit me hard, so hard that I had to go back to Rio Grande Valley to be around family and friends.... Fighters are human beings and people don't realize that fights between close people cause emotional problems. I always wear my heart on my sleeve, that's who I am. I am an emotional person and although I fight with emotion I was mentally unfocused for the fight.... Kenny was very professional, he fought on a points system and he did that really well. He wanted to win that way and he did it well.... I would like to go back to the way I used to train, with the people I used to train with. Those guys were like brothers to me, not just trainers."
Roger Huerta reflects on his most recent -- and only -- professional loss inside the Octagon to Kenny Florian at UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" in front of his adopted hometown fans in Minneapolis, Minn., last month. "El Matador" lost on all three judges scorecards and reveals that if he could do it all over again he would "possibly prepare differently" and he would "fight differently." Florian earned number one contender status with the win; however, opted to keep busy and fight Joe Stevenson at UFC 91: "Lesnar vs. Couture" on November 15 rather than wait until 2009 to challenge BJ Penn. Huerta could be a long way away from a rematch unless Florian is unsuccessful against "Daddy," otherwise his schedule would appear to be booked for at least the next six or seven months.