Jake Collier looks to put behind recent decision loss

    LAS VEGAS โ€“ Jake Collier is ready to turn the page.

    The UFC heavyweight wants to put his split-decision loss to Carlos Felipe back at UFC 263 in July 2021 by picking up a win this weekend. Collier (12-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC) takes on fellow heavyweight Chase Sherman in the main card of Saturdayโ€™s UFC on ESPN 32.

    Collier left his bout with Felipe with a sour taste in his mouth, as he felt he had done enough to earn the win.

    โ€œYou knock me out or submit me, hey, man, Iโ€™ll shake your hand,โ€ Collier said at the UFC on ESPN 32 media day. โ€œBut I wasnโ€™t the one bleeding with a big gash in the face. I threw like almost 300 strikes in that fight. For a heavyweight thatโ€™s crazy. I think they said I threw 111 strikes in the third round and I lost. It was frustrating, but itโ€™s part of the sport.โ€

    Collier is excited about the showdown against Sherman. Not having to worry about a big takedown thereat from Sherman, as he has mainly a striking style, has him looking forward to the fight.

    โ€œIโ€™m excited because I donโ€™t have to worry about Chase shooting on me or taking me down,โ€ Collier said. โ€œI think honestly thatโ€™s what they match us up, because weโ€™re going to put on a show. We both like to stand and trade. Weโ€™re both tall, big guys. I think the matchup great for me. I think I have a little more tools in the bag than Chase.โ€

    Check out the full media day interview with Collier in the video above.

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