After working his way into a marquee match-up that could have thrust him into the upper echelon of the division, C.B. Dollaway is disappointed with the less-than-stellar outcome against Lyoto Machida.
"The Doberman" hoped to extend his UFC win streak to 3-0 in the final UFC fight of 2014, but was quickly hit with a liver kick that left him "basically paralyzed."
"I thought it was going to go to my head and he slipped it under my elbow," Dollaway said in the post-fight press conference in Brazil. "I thought I had it covered and took a step back, tried to take a breath and was basically paralyzed. It's a disappointing loss."
With the loss to Machida, Dollaway drops to 4-2 in his last six UFC fights and ends his two-fight win streak over Cezar Ferreira and Francis Carmont. He will resume training and look to get back to his winning ways in 2015.
"I think it's just a liver kick, but it's starting to feel a little worse now that the adrenaline is wearing off," he said, "but hopefully it's just a liver kick and I'll be back in training soon and be ready to fight again."
Transcription taken from MMAFIghting.com.