Joe Solecki made his Octagon debut at UFC on ESPN 7 earlier this month and dominated Matt Wiman from start to finish en route to his first UFC win.
There was an awful lot of chatter going on in the fight, mostly from Wiman, but one thing said by Solecki really set his opponent off leading to a bit of bizarre behavior as the fight ended. Be that as it may, Solecki is on the board in his UFC career and looks to keep the train going in 2020.
Following the win, Solecki checked in with MyMMANews.com to discuss the big win, Jose Aldo making weight minutes before the interview started, getting his first UFC fight — and win — out of the way, the trash talk from Wiman and what Solecki said that set him off, thoughts on a potential future matchup with Luis Pena, wanting to return at UFC 249 in Brooklyn and much more.
In addition, Solecki says that he and Wiman spoke the next morning, and ended up burying the hatchet.
“I talked to him the next day and he’s a good guy,” Solecki told MyMMANews.com. “He just got caught up in the moment, the emotions and all of that. I totally get it. That was the first and last time you’ll see me talk trash in a fight.
“He came down to breakfast and he was super cool. I’m really glad that he did that. It’s funny because my wife is really forgiving of everybody. She assumes the best of everyone. He tried to apologize in the lobby the night before and she accepted it, but she was so mad. I said that if he came up to me, I would be fine. Then he came up to me at breakfast and everything was fine, she was like, ‘I can’t believe you were so nice!’ He meant it, you know? He just got caught up but it was funny. She held a grudge a little bit, but I was fine.
Check out the post-fight interview with Joe Solecki after he defeated Matt Wiman at UFC DC in the video above.
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