Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Brad Blackburn Addresses Controversial Win

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Heading into Saturday’s Ultimate Fighter Season 9 Finale versus Edgar Garcia, “Bad” Brad Blackburn was anticipating a war of attrition, and that’s exactly what he got.

Over the course of three rounds, Blackburn and Garcia battered each other, with Blackburn ultimately coming out on top via a close, controversial split-decision.

Upon return to his home in Washington, Blackburn spoke to about his controversial win and what he feels was the deciding factor in the fight.

“I thought I performed well, under the circumstances that I didn’t have my right hand,” he admitted. “It was a big win for me, because he’s a very tough opponent, a very strong striker, and I didn’t have my best weapon.”

According to Blackburn the injury was suffered early in the fight and caused the match-up to become much closer than he felt it could have been.

“I was busting him up right at the beginning and then he went for a takedown, I went for a choke, and he picked me up and slammed me right down on my shoulder,” said Blackburn. “Every time I threw a punch after that, my shoulder would make a crunching, grinding noise.

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