Kyle Nelson on Doo Ho Choi “Going to see me knocking him out”
Kyle Nelson tests skills with Doo Ho Choi at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Spivac on February 4th.
Nelson was a guest on Bowks Talking Bouts once again. He touched on facing Choi after Superboy has been absent for over three years from fighting, the machinations of this matchup, and more. Excerpts from our chat are below.
Nelson’s experiences coming back from a lengthy hiatus and how Korean Superboy might be affected by his long lull from competing as Choi returns this weekend
“Yeah, I’m not too concerned with it. I know what it’s like but I know he likes to come out strong in the first round always. So I’m prepared for that and I’m ready to meet fire with fire. I think it’s going to come down to durability. Think he’s a great striker, I’m a great striker.”
“I just think my defense is a little bit better, I’m a little more durable, and that’s why we’re going to see me knocking him out on the fourth… I’m not going to rush it by any means but I think he’s going to come forward and he’s going to kind of run into it. So yeah, I’m just going to be there, going to be ready. Not going to try and force anything but I’m definitely going to be coming with some power. I think he’s going to run into it.”
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Spivac
Nelson’s thoughts on the stylistic attributes and resume of Doo Ho Choi
“He had a pretty quick rise in the UFC with like three great performances, great finishes. Then going into the Cub Swanson fight, it was fight of the year. It’s in the (UFC) hall of fame. Again a great back-and-forth fight, but I think maybe that might have taken a little bit out of him. Then we saw him with Jeremy Stephens and Charles Jourdain.”
“He just didn’t seem to be able to take the same kind of damage and punishment as he did before the Cub Swanson fight. But he’s still definitely a super technical kickboxer. I think in the Stephens fight and the Jourdain fight, he was probably winning the first rounds of those fights and then just ended up getting caught later on. So he still has all that same skillset and ability that he had before. Just his defense I think is maybe going to be his big concern.”
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