Alberto Del Rio aka Alberto El Patron spoke MMA Junkie for his first interview since the fight against former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.
The two stars competed in a 210-catch bout on December 7 at the Payne Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, which aired on pay-per-view for $ 29.99.
Ortiz defeated the former WWE champion in a 210-catch fight for submission of naked strangulation in the first round under the banner of Combate Americas.
Del Rio reflected on this hard loss in this interview.
"I was very upset, and people will never know what happens in the mind of a fighter or athlete after losing a fight," said Del Rio. "You have lived another battle because you have to deal with the fact that you lost in a fight, that there is a better man than you, who trained so hard for so many months and that was not enough. "
“But after processing the loss, I felt good because I trained hard, gave everything in the training camp. It was difficult to adapt to the cage and I think a lot of people don't understand it. "
Del Rio also noted that, although he was eliminated in the contest, he believes he made two big mistakes and if he could redo the fight, then he thinks he could have won.
"I think I could have won that fight, I really do," said Del Rio. "I made some mistakes with the strategy. but once again he would not exist. The ring oxide is real and it was there. I made two big mistakes and someone as experienced as Tito is mortal. "