A spirited scrap between lightweights Rafael dos Anjos and Evan Dunham at UFC on FX 8 was left tainted in the eyes of many based on a bit of questionable scoring. Though Dunham had seemingly done enough in the match-up to receive the nod, Dos Anjos ultimately walked away with the victory. While far from the worst decision in MMA history, the situation reminded fans of the inconsistency involved in judging and even prompted UFC President Dana White to declare Dunham had been robbed.
However, Dos Anjos never felt as though the win was in jeopardy.
“I was confident, because the takedown he got in the first round…I tried a kick, so I slipped a little bit. I won the second and third round, so I was confident,” said the 28-year old to Fuel TV in a conversation about the clash.
Regardless of the controversy, Dos Anjos’ performance marked his fourth successful showing in a row, adding to other recent wins over the likes of Mark Bocek and Anthony Njokuani. With a Top 10 opponent likely on tap for his next tilt, the 19-6 Brazilian is prepared for any challenge the UFC might throw his way.
“I’m ready to fight anyone. I’ve been training hard,” he assured his supporters.
The full interview with Dos Anjos can be seen below: