Anaheim, CA – For UFC lightweight Said Nurmagomedov it was a very quick night at UFC 270 after he finished Cody Stamann via guillotine choke in under a minute in their prelim bout.
“I can’t show all my tools because fight was too short,” Nurmagomedov said through a translator at his post-fight media scrum.
Nurmagomedov (15-2) was able to secure a quick guillotine finish over Stamann (19-5) after the American shot in for a takedown. It wasn’t exactly what Nurmagomedov had planned to do but it’s what he was able to secure.
“I was prepared for all three rounds, but I used moment and finished him.”
As for what is next Nurmagomedov would like one more bout before Ramadan which lasts from April 2nd to May 2nd.
“I want to fight before Ramadan. I am ready to be back soon. I also heard tournament is going to be in Brooklyn April 8th and I wish to fight there. I talk about Chito Vera before and any type of opponent.”
During the lead up to the fight Stamann had said that he believed American wrestler were superior to Dagestani wrestlers which made Nurmagomedov chuckle.
“Actually I am not wrestler. I am kickboxer. I think if we wrestled with him my wrestling would surprise him.”
All that being said finishing the fight by submission was surprising for fans who have seen him fight before but Said wanted to show something new in this bout.
“Every time I fight I want to show people something new. Last fight finished by knockout, this fight submission, next fight something else.”