Sokoudjou, a Team Quest Fighter, is set to take on Japanese Judoka Nakamura at UFC 84 in what promises to be a fight-of-the-night contender. Sokoudjou, a fighter who found surprising success in PRIDE by beating both Nogueira and Arona, lost in his UFC Debut against Lyoto Machida. Not only did he lose, but he lost badly. When asked about the differences between his debut fight and his upcoming fight with Nakamura, his response was "pressure", or the lack thereof.
My mistake was taking the Machida fight too serious, you know, says the 24-year-old native of Homla, Cameroon, whose parents back in the homeland have absolutely no idea that he makes a living as a fighter. Id been out too long, nearly eight months, and Id put too much pressure on myself. I got in there, and I just didnt show up. Its one of those things where you train, and you think youre ready . . . and then you get in there and things dont go your way.
So the plan for Terryas hes known at Team Questheading into his fight with the judoka Nakamura? To depressurize.
For a full interview with the "African Assassin" you can visit the UFC website.
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