Boston, Vegas, Rob Font is open to fighting just about anywhere following UFC Milwaukee. Just not Brazil, where he feels like “Tom Brady in Miami.”
Milwaukee, WI — Rob Font spoiled the return of Sergio Pettis to the bantamweight division on Saturday. He also spoiled Pettis’ return to Milwaukee, his home town, where he had not fought in years. In fact, “spoiler” was exactly the role Font played at UFC Milwaukee (UFC on FOX 31) against Pettis period. There was only one thing that was nagging Font after the fight. The lack of a finish.
“I always want the finish,” he told media members including Cageside Press after the fight. “I got my jab off pretty pretty smooth the first couple of rounds, but I just couldn’t find the right hand or the hooks. He countered pretty well too, I took some damage.” Looking back at it though, for the most part, Font was satisfied. “I definitely wanted the finish, I thought I could put him away a lot easier than what went down, but I’m happy with the W.”
Font recognizes that fighting in one’s hometown, like Pettis had to Saturday, isn’t as easy as people think. He also noted that, with Pettis’ teammates struggling at the Milwaukee card, there may have been some doubt in his opponent’s mind.
With the new year fast approaching and Font looking healthy after the fight, the key question was what comes next. “Obviously, I would love to get another fight in Boston. I do love fighting in my home town,” he exclaimed. “Obviously as I said I know it’s not easy, but I love Boston. Vegas would be awesome, if I could get on another card in Vegas as always. But just no more Brazil cards. I’m good on the Brazil cards.”
Explaining why he’d had his fill of fighting in Brazil, he admitted that “I don’t know, I just can’t win in Brazil. It’s like Tom Brady in Miami, they just can’t figure it out.”
Watch the full UFC Milwaukee post-fight press scrum with Rob Font above!