“If I could block this Evans match out of my head right now, I would love to. But I canâ€™t. Right after the fight I watched the video about a million times. I still watch it at least once a day. Still looking for any mistake I made or anything I can improve on. And Iâ€™ve done that. Now it bugs me. It still eats at me. It keeps me up at nights. I just hate having it in my head. And if I could get rid of it, I would – but I canâ€™t. The only thing I know how to do is just to continuing using it.
Every fighter deals with adversity and losses differently. I donâ€™t see myself every getting armbarred again and I donâ€™t see myself ever getting kicked in the head again because of those two losses [against Evans and David Heath].Â When I watch the replay of that fight with Rashad, I get more sick to my stomach watching him get off (the) bottom than I do getting kicked in the head. Iâ€™ve never had anybody get off bottom after I take him down. Thatâ€™s obviously a mistake I made in that fight that I donâ€™t see it ever happening again.
If youâ€™re smart in this game, you should learn something every single time you prepare for a fight, and then learn something more from the fight – things that work for you and things that donâ€™t.”
– – UFC fighter Sean Salmon comments on learning from his fights in an interview with The Chronicle Journal.
In a related side note, the article also states that following his fight at UFC 71 with Eric Schafer, Salmon will be dropping to 185 to fight as a middleweight before his next UFC fight. Salmon is only 5′ 10″ so the move is not surprising as he will fit into the middleweight division better than light heavyweight.