Paul Felder evened the score with Edson Barboza last weekend, earning a split decision victory in their rematch at UFC 242, and given the highly competitive battles in both their match-ups so far, fans are now eager to see a trilogy fight between them.
Felder is open to that idea, but only on one condition – it has to be a five-round main event.
“I’ve been spending the last few days with my little girl,” Felder wrote on Instagram. “These fight camps take me away from her and I notice after every fight she has grown up a little more. I’m thankful that I can do what I love and provide for her… she is my “why.”
“As for my fight and what seems to have turned into a controversial decision amongst fans.. It was a war… a close fight between 2 skilled people that wanted to finish each other. I have nothing but respect for Edson. We both go out and put on fights to entertain the fans… With that said, I will say this… I walked him down the entire fight, I threw at him the entire fight, I never stalled the entire fight, if he landed, I landed… the entire fight. When he took me down, he took the damage… the entire fight. I never gassed or slowed my pace the entire fight. I got cut due to a head butt, Edson got cut due to strikes. Both of us put our bodies through so much during that fight that whoever came out with the loss would understandably be upset but the numbers don’t lie.
“If we need to run it back I would be happy to, but this trilogy needs to be 5 rounds because someone was about to break and that someone was not me. If the fans and Edson need a clear ending to this then it’s main event or bust. #irishdragon @mhpstrongusa @gymkingfightdivision @coachdukeroufus @suckerpunchent.”