Post-fight quotes from 'Sengoku 5'

Here is what the fighters had to say after competing at World Victory Road's Sengoku 5 on September 28 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.

Jorge Masvidal: "In my last fight, I was very disappointed about the fact the referee stopped our fight too soon. I'm very happy to defeat my opponent by TKO today. I want to thank my teammates for supporting me. I want to fight Gomi and Rodrigo Damm in SENGOKU and beat them up badly. I'm very excited to come back to Japan in November."

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Ryan Schultz: "It was a very tough fight. Masvidal was good. I know why I lost. It was all about my motivation. I don't have much passion to fight lately. I need to find a strong motivation to fight. I would definitely like to come back to SENGOKU and I hope Japanese fans support me. I have been a champion before and I know what I have to do to be a champion. I will go home, get a fighting spirit back and come back."

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Kiuma Kunioku: "My stamina didn't last whole 3 rounds. I need to find a way to make myself feel comfortable fighting in this weight class. My opponent was a good striker. I got a couple of punches in the beginning of 1R, but I knew I could take him down and defeat him on the ground."

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A Sol Kwon: "I enjoyed fighting in such a huge place and in front of such a big audience. He looked fierce in a picture, but I had an impression that he was kind when I saw him in person."

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Siyar Bahadurzada: "I don't remember what exactly happened. It was such a short fight and I couldn't do anything. I supposed we would have a very exciting battle. I very much regret how this fight ended. I'm getting used to fighting in a big event. I'm sure it's going to be hard to fight twice a day in November."

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Jorge Santiago: "Logan was a smart fighter. I waited longer and saw his fighting plan in the beginning. In the second round, I pushed him to a rope and he was getting tired. I'm satisfied with the way I won. I would like to fight a Japanese fighter next."

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Logan Clark: "I did OK in the first round. I was slower than usual today. He was good at keeping a favorable distance for him. My opponent was in the better condition than me today."

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Kazuhiro Nakamura: "I took him down in round 1 and 3. My opponent was good at defending himself. In the third round, I was tired, but he had great endurance. After my experience fighting in the U.S., I realized today the support I get from my fans. It was a great experience for me to fight someone who is a great striker."

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Paul Cahoon: "I was surprised to see Nakamura's striking skills because he was stronger and better than I expected. I prepared a lot for his judo techniques. Therefore, I was confused to see his fight plan was fighting in the standing position."

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Yuki Sasaki: "I'm glad to defeat Kondo, who I have respected since I debuted in PANCRASE. I'm very appreciative that my teammates are very supportive. We all fight to live and work hard to win. I'm sure my victory encourage other teammates."

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King Mo: "Girls around me are queens in my kingdom. They helped me a lot to win this fight. I'll fight anybody. If someone tries to destroy my kingdom, I will punish him."

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Travis Wiuff: "I though a referee should have waited longer before he stopped our fight. I have lost in my MMA career. It's not fun being defeated, but I have to accept this loss and review my performance for the future. A great fighter even loses once in a while. My opponent is a very experienced fighter. He is a great fighter who worked hard to improve striking skills."

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Xande Ribeiro: "I enjoyed fighting in SENGOKU. It was a great experience fighting someone who had a different background with me. Before the fight, I was too excited; however, I was calm and didn't make any big mistakes. I'm glad to win today. I regret that I was impatient when I took a mount position. I couldn't take him down on the ground in rounds 2 and 3 because I was too tired. It was my first MMA fight and I didn't know how exactly attack him from the mount position."

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Takashi Sugiura: "A doctor sewed up the cut with 2 stitches inside and 8 stitches outside. My eye didn't get damaged. I thought my opponent was tired in the first round. I was going to manage to bear his attacks in rounds 2 and 3 and be aggressive in round 3. However, I couldn't step forward and got his punches in round 3. I couldn't move as I planned. I enjoyed fighting in MMA, though I'm not going to fight here again. I'm comfortable being a pro wrestler."

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