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Anthony Perosh chronicles (the Jimmo/ Magalhães spectrum)

Anthony Perosh is a pioneer of MMA in Australia. He has competed at both light heavyweight, as well as heavyweight and is a UFC veteran.

In part five of the Anthony Perosh chronicles, The Hippo breaks down the volatile, brevity-minded duality of his fights with Ryan Jimmo and Vinny Magalhães which lasted less than thirty seconds cumulatively.

Anthony Perosh

Getting knocked out by Ryan Jimmo at the seven-second mark at UFC 149. But KOing Vinny Magalhães in 14 seconds during his next fight at UFC 163.

“Well, that’s probably like a record in itself somewhere along the lines. Two matches back to back and it’s 21 seconds, one win-one loss. Like you were saying, I had three wins in a row. I was probably a little bit too overconfident going into that match with Ryan (Jimmo). You’ve just got to be first and got to be fast. And I wasn’t, he was. It was tough. And fighters are only as good as their last match. So I had to wait for almost a year, maybe a little bit more to get my redemption.”

“And it just so happened to be I was fighting against Vinny Magalhães who is a BJJ world champion. He’s in his mid-20s. I was 40 of the time. He said there was no way I was going to lose to a 40-year old. I’ll retire if I lose. It was just giving me more motivation. One, I wanted to redeem myself from my last loss. Two, I wasn’t going to let this young upstart get the better of me. I was pumped, I was motivated. I never trained as hard as I did for the Vinny fight. And I got the result.”

A lightning-quick KO between Jiu-Jitsu practitioners (Perosh and Magalhães) illustrating the beauty of MMA’s unpredictability

“Yeah well, my strongest weapon in striking is just my straight right. My right cross and that’s what I hit him with. That’s what dropped him. He was dazed, so I just finished off with some ground pound in his guard.”

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