Nathaniel Wood competed on the main card of UFC Fight Night London, defeating Jose Quinonez by second round submission.
Despite getting the victory, it wasn’t a win that Wood is all to satisfied with.
“At the moment, I’m disappointed with my performance,” Wood said after the event (via Fernanda Prates & Abbey Subhan of MMA Junkie). “I felt like I missed far too many shots. I felt like I should have landed that left hook so many times, and I felt sloppy. That’s how I honestly feel. But, I’ve got to obviously, I’ve got to look at the good things I did. But at the moment I’m just thinking about the bad things. I feel like, man, he landed far too many leg kicks than I intended. He got a takedown. At the moment, I’m just thinking about the bad stuff. I need to go back, look at the footage. I’m going to go back to the drawing board, and I’m going to come back a better fighter, for sure.”
The fighter does admit that earning a victory in front of the home country fans and under the UFC banner was a dream come true.
“I’ve been thinking about that moment for a long time,” Wood said. “To have with my cornermen there, my crowd, and the flag, get the win. If I had lost, it would have crumbled me. So to get that win, see everyone cheering on their feet, it really was a dream come true.”
There is no word at this time as to whom Wood will fight night, as he remains unranked in the UFC Bantamweight Division at this time.