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No excuses: 'Feijao' Cavalcante was 'doing fine' against Dan Henderson, but it only takes one punch

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"That punch was what went wrong, that’s to begin with. I was doing fine in the bout. I was taken down unnecessarily and it’s pretty hard to take me down. He set a good game plan and fought well. He’s a clever guy, he knows how to fight, he’s experienced and I thought my good conditioning would make a difference and I was feeling fine and I’d move forwards on the fourth round, but he’s dangerous… Unfortunately, that punch landed, but I was following my game plan, trying to work on the medium and long distance, avoiding to be in a danger zone. He uses his mind a lot when he’s fighting. The first coup that he launched on me was that and you saw what happened, right? I can’t say anything."

Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael Cavalcante reflects on his knockout loss to Dan Henderson last Saturday night (March 5) at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. "Feijao" hurt "Hendo" early, but was unable to finish the job and surrendered his belt after getting hit with an "H-Bomb" late in the third frame. Fortunately, the Brazilian doesn't offer the usual litany of excuses and instead credits his "clever" opponent for the defeat. Now that the dust has settled, who does Cavalcante fight next? A rematch with "King Mo?" Loser of Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi? Opinions, please.

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