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Julianna Pena on earning Ronda Rousey fight: ‘Why not me?’

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Julianna Pena arguably earned the best win of her career on Saturday night in Houston, Texas at UFC 192. She seems to recognize as much, but that doesn’t mean she’s necessarily thrilled with how everything turned out.
“I’m a little disappointed, for several reasons,” she told the media at the post-fight press conference. “I had a couple of injuries that I wasn’t too happy about coming into this fight. I feel like if I was at 100 percent, then you definitely would’ve seen a finish. You would’ve seen me capitalize a lot more.
“I got a little greedy in the fight,” she continued. “I changed from a short choke to a full rear naked choke and back to a short choke again and didn’t sit in on my guillotine and let it roll through when that’s what I was planning on doing the whole time.”
According to Pena, the injuries impacted her ability to exact the sort of game plan and style of fighting she prefers. The win isn’t worthless, but Pena argued it was reflective of who she is either.
“Not getting those finishes cost me. I’m here to say that if I would’ve been able to pull that off, you guys definitely ….View original article