Darren Elkins Thanks His Steel Balls For UFC 209 Win


Darren Elkins had one of the greatest come from behind wins in MMA history at UFC 209 when he defeated Mirsad Bektic by third round knockout.

One of the things that Elkins thinks got him the win at UFC 209 is his steel balls.

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“I’m not totally happy with the fight because I obviously was losing the first two rounds that bad, and I don’t like that feeling,” Elkins told MMA Junkie Radio. “But when it comes to guts, when it comes to (expletive) steel balls, I’m always there. And I have a chin. You can’t just put me away. If you don’t put me away, I’m always in the fight.”

The win for Elkins was his twelfth under the UFC banner. Bloodied and beaten, Elkins knew that he was down two rounds as the fight entered the third round.

“We knew we were down two rounds,” Elkins said. “We knew we had to finish. (My corner) didn’t give me specific instructions about it. They told me to do that step-kick that we worked on, and just, ‘Hey, we’ve got to finish here – stay on him, keep pushing.’ Going in there (in the third round), I had the mentality that I was going to go for broke. Obviously, I knew I was getting my ass kicked. I’m bleeding everywhere. But I knew I wasn’t done yet. My head was still clear. I worked for that guillotine, then I went for that kneebar and in the transition, got on top of him, and it just worked out I knocked him out. I was going for broke.”

Bektic suffered his first professional MMA defeat with that loss.

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