Heavyweight up-and-comer Chase “Vanilla Gorilla” Sherman couldn’t have asked for a better start to his 2016 when he picked up a 63-second win over Sammy Collingwood at Island Fights 37 in March.
“I knew (Collingwood) was going to try to brawl and bang with me, but he was significantly shorter than me, so I was going use my range and keep my distance, but he ended up coming out, throwing the book at me,” Sherman told MMAWeekly.com. “He was leaving himself open with those wide, looping punches, and I landed a right hand and that was about it.”
For Sherman, the win over Collingwood was his third in a row after suffering the only loss of his career to Alex Nicholson in late 2014.
“That was about my fifth fight of the year, and something was a little bit different about it and felt off,” Sherman said. “I got one of those weird vibes coming out, and wasn’t in the right frame of mind. I was too clam and didn’t have my nerves, and was just going through the routine and motions.
“It is what it is. I thought it was a quick stoppage, but I’m not going to sit here and complain about it. I lost the fight, it happens, and I just move on and grow from it.”
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