Roger Huerta was recently in Toronto and spoke with MMA Canada.
Roger said that dealing with his first professional loss against Kenny Florian at UFC 87 was very hard. It was tough but he has taken some time off and has been able get some rest, spend some time with friends and family and refocus on his goals.
Roger responded to some comments Kenny made after their fight when Kenny apparently said that Roger felt “a little slippery” during their bout. Roger said he considers that “a low blow…and instead of saying this cat is tough, he’s a wizard on the ground and I can’t finish him…it is harsh.” Roger went on to say, “If Kenny was not satisfied with his win” then they could do it again in a rematch.
The subject of Huerta’s relationship with the UFC and some comments he had made came up and Roger had this to say, “The thing I want to take back is this; I didn’t realize how much the world title meant to me until the loss….and it means a lot in the UFC because honestly, the UFC does have the best fighters in the world.” He goes on to try and clarify what he meant by his controversial statements in the magazine, “All I was trying to say is that it’s not wrong to look at it as a business…if I had a position for Wells Fargo Bank and U.S. Bank offered me more money and it would help myself and my family and retirement, then there’s nothing wrong with that. That is something to logically think about…that was it…nothing more.”