“Everybody has to go a couple of struggle in another way. Sometimes, I take issues private. I don’t sit there and speak sh*t about my opponents. I don’t sit there and speak sh*t behind their backs. I by no means had an issue with him. I at all times helped him. He reached out to me a pair occasions about weight chopping, mentioned we should always practice collectively and issues like that. I had no issues with the man.
“But then I started seeing people screen shotting stuff, sending me these things, and it was like, damn – I’m over here chilling. Business in the cage is cool, but we’re outside the cage right now, saying he’s going to walk through me, he’s going to put me to sleep, I’m food, I’m an easy fight, I’m going to get knocked out, I don’t got no hands. People don’t realize, I said it in my first interview in Abu Dhabi: I don’t like hurting people. If a person’s telling you they don’t like hurting people, but yet finishing, imagine when I do want to hurt somebody.”