SAN DIEGO, Calif. — UFC middleweight Gerald Meerschaert got into a dangerous fight with Bruno Silva at UFC San Diego and made the most of it Saturday night when he finished Silva with a submission.
“Maybe for the fans, it was a bit slow to start, but you know I was just playing a smart technical battle at the beginning. Bruno Silva is a very dangerous guy, if you run in like that, you can fall asleep very quickly, ‘ Mershat told the Cageside Press and other media during his post-match brawl.
“So I had to play smart and show off some of my other moves, and I think it went well.”
While the fight was ongoing for most of the time, after Melshart injured Silva, he ended the fight by heading straight for the guillotine choke.
“I thought I was going to get knocked out (KO) because I saw fewer fight stops. I admired my work a little too long, I came in and hit a little too close and he caught me. I When hitting him it was like ‘Man, this guy is so tough, he’s going to grab my leg and I can’t get him out of there’. So I just went for my bread and butter and grabbed the neck,” Meerschaert .
“At that point, he’s been rocked so far and he can’t get out of it.”
After the battle, Meerschaert had a name ready to call upon. Andrei Petroski.
“Yeah, he called me out, and after his last fight, I just said ‘Hey, do you want a smoke? Run.’ Let’s go,” he said.
Petroski is a unique challenge for Meerschaert, a fighter who likes to knock down fights and fight them.
“He’s very into wrestling and fighting. He’s not bad at all. No blow to his skills. We know some of the same people. I know he’s from a very legendary school with a lot of good grapplers, “He says.
“But hey. Someone said my name and I’m going to be a frog. Let’s go.”
Watch Gerald Meerschaert’s entire post-match media brawl above.