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Ricardo Almeida Blames Boredom For Loss

(Those wacky Brazilians. They even make the gym look fun.)

We’ve heard some great explanations for losing in our time covering mixed martial arts, but Ricardo Almeida has a new one: boredom. That’s what he says cost him in his split decision loss to Patrick Cote at UFC 86, according to Setanta Sports:

“I lost because I got bored…Whatever I say, I know it’s gonna sound biased,” said Almeida, who moved to 9-3 in his MMA career.

“It wasn’t a great fight. I felt I dominated the first round. Then I had the incident with the glove [which needed cutting], and something happened to me mentally right there.

“Even physically, I was just dead in the second round – very very tired. I felt I bossed the third, some good jabs, I got a takedown – and the only reason he got on top was because I tried the guillotine.

“My corner told me to stay on top with 60 seconds left. But I guess because the fight was so boring, I wanted to try a submission and he finished the fight on top – which probably swung it.”

You know, usually post-fight excuses are pretty lame, but this one actually has some merit in a weird way. Guess that’s why you don’t bring Almeida to your niece’s dance recital. He gets bored and it’s almost guaranteed that he’ll attempt a guillotine on you just to liven things up.

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RABJJ- July 12, 2008 at 11:03 pm
Dude, I don't know who you are and I could care less. We do know Eric though. You are just another dumb person with no reading comprehension. Go watch the video, he NEVER said he got bored, all he said was that at the end of the third round he knew he had to try something different to win that round, because THE FIGHT was boring.
It takes a hell of a fighter to admit that he fought a shitty fight. That's al he did. Some asshole started a thread somewhere quoting Ricardo on something he never said and now this crap is all over the place.
Before you open your mouth go check the info you're supporting. You're just helping spread lies.
Bootylam!- July 12, 2008 at 7:53 pm
Erik's not a groupie, it sounds like he's embarrassed by Almeida's stupid comments and wondering if he should be learning from someone who would actually use that stupid excuse as a reason he lost. I don't know about you, but to me excuses always make a fighter look worse.
RABJJ- July 10, 2008 at 10:59 pm
Ricardo's comment started with "whatever I say..."

Whoever made up the "I lost because I got bored" deserves to get punched in the face, as well as whoever posted this article. Go read the official interview instead of feeding false information.

Eric, who are you? Go ahead and hang you head, you are an embarassment to your school. You are nothing more than a groupie who only thinks a fighter is only as good as his last fight. Before opening your mouth, verify the information you are supporting. You have no respect for your teacher and do not belong in his school. Give your notice and get out.

itsyourboyerik- July 7, 2008 at 6:51 pm
hmm dunno whether to hang my head in shame cause i train in his school or what... ehh
Dr.- July 7, 2008 at 4:48 pm
Wow! Lost because you got bored. How about this? DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! I know you said you tried shit because of boredom. But YOU are the one in control or SHOULD be in control if you deserve to win.

LAME excuse. Maybe your gameplan was shit and that's what was boring. WTF?
budgetmmafan- July 7, 2008 at 4:23 pm
Nice to know fans weren't the only people bored by that fight.