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Paul Buentello: The fans knew who the real winner was at UFC 107



"I feel like I did enough, I could have done a little bit more, but the fans watched the fight. I was in the fight so it's hard to judge it until I watch it on TV. I just needed that one extra [burst] of aggression. I should have put more pressure on him, but the fans watched it and they saw something. I knew I did some good things. It's pretty cool that the fans knew who the real winner was. I felt good, I wasn't tired but I may have given him a little too much respect on his knee but then again I had to reach down deeper. Some times you just have to grab your (expletive) and go -- and that's one thing I didn't do."

Returning UFC heavyweight Paul Buentello eats a few sour grapes after his majority decision loss to Stefan Struve at UFC 107: "Penn vs. Sanchez" on Dec. 12. After being controlled in the opening stanza, "The Headhunter" had an impressive second round, dropping the "Skyscraper" with a hard right and controlling the action. Unfortunately he failed to capitalize on that momentum and was content to stalk the towering Dane throughout the third -- eating a plethora of leg kicks in the process. Perhaps Buentello "feared the consequences" but in the process may have handed Struve the decision win. Any Maniacs out there calling this one a robbery?

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