Puryear called his mistakes in the fight with Makhachev

Former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Porier has spoken out about his performance in his fight against full titleholder Islam Makhachev.

On the night of June 2 in the main event of UFC 302 in Newark, USA, the American lost to the Dagestani with a choke hold in the fifth round.

"Mistakes? I was hitting the body well, but not hard enough to hit the organs. I realized I could hit the liver. The sound after the punches was good, but the damage was small.

My team wanted me to throw more punches at Makhachev. I needed to open up more. After the fight, though, it's easy to speculate on what I should have done. I couldn't figure it out. There are several things I should have done differently," said the American at the press conference.