UFC Quick Quote: Aaron Simpson went BOOM and he was back from the filthy mauling

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"I needed that, I needed a good push, I needed to know where I was because I haven't gone three rounds where I was in shape and on the big stage. It was on Spike (TV) and stuff goes through your mind. I think getting rocked early, having that wrestling background and having to get tough and come back -- I've wrestled over 1,000 matches in my life and I've been down before so I knew I had to come back in the second and third rounds and score some victories there. He wobbled me but I surprised myself with how quickly I recovered. I went BOOM and I was back. It was a good fight."

UFC middleweight (and middle aged) standout Aaron Simpson talks backstage at the UFC Fight Night 20 event about his "Fight of the Night" against Tom Lawlor on the main card of "Maynard vs. Diaz" on Jan. 11. "A-Train" was nearly derailed in the first round of their 185-pound scrap by the much-improved hands of "The Filthy Mauler" but weathered the storm to outpoint the gassed TUF star in rounds two and three and stay undefeated (7-0). Was it enough to take the decision win? Or should it have gone to Tom Lawlor for doing more damage? Opinions please.

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