UFC 152 Aftermath: Igor Pokrajac Doesn't Understand What MMA Is

Riley KontekFeatured ColumnistSeptember 24, 2012


UFC 152 spelled the end of a winning streak for Croatian striker Igor Pokrajac and a triumphant return to the Octagon for opponent Vinny Magalhaes.

In that fight, Pokrajac looked great until he was caught in an armbar by the savvy grappling game that Vinny Magalhaes. Frustrated, as he was on the rise at 205 pounds, Pokrajac took to Twitter in the aftermath of it all.

I understand losing a fight can be frustrating. Hell, losing anything in any sport is frustrating. 

However, does Pokrajac, no matter how entertaining he wants his fights to be, realize this is mixed martial arts? Being an MMA fighter means you need to be educated in all areas of the sport.

Using this as an excuse for the loss is unacceptable. That's like a football team saying they lost the game because they wanted a shootout, so they didn't play defense.

Fighters making excuses for losses are always made, and usually they are just that. Fans tend to ignore excuses because they are abundant and outrageous.

This one may be the most outrageous of them all. Maybe Igor should go back to the drawing board and relearn the tools necessary to be a mixed martial artist.