Michael Morales admits to being his own worst critic after his memorable UFC debut.
Michael Morales, the UFC’s 1stweight, ended an incredible UFC debut with a lousy first half finish Trevin Giles at UFC 270, but he remains realistic with the things he feels need to work for.
Morales is in UFC 270 arguably one of the UFC’s most touted prospects, after an impressive performance on the Dana White’s Contender Series. He earned a contract last season and made his main card debut against a veteran in Giles.
After some initial struggles on the ground, Morales was able to bring the fighting back to normal and overwhelm Giles with a barrage of attacks. After squeezing Giles into the canvas, Morales landed on hard ground to secure victory.
But in his time UFC 270 post-fight press conference, Morales didn’t give himself a perfect score when asked to rate his performance.
“I consider it the number 8” [out of 10],” said Morales. “He hit me really well, but I was able to turn it around and win. But, I think there are many things to improve in the future. “
Michael Morales proved Dana White right in his earlier praise
Morales entered UFC 270 with an undefeated 12-0 record, which he extended with his UFC debut win. He caught the attention of UFC president Dana White and the UFC bronze after his dominant win over Nikolay Veretennikov on DWCS last year.
White mentioned “potential greatness” for Morales, that’s a compliment to someone who is still in his 20s. But, Morales seems to have the mindset needed to continue his promotion on the sport’s biggest stage.
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