Anthony Hernandez not overly impressed by his third-round win over Marc-Andre Barriault
Anthony Hernandez was far from satisfied with his performance at UFC Fight Night 210, despite stopping Marc-Andre Barriault with an arm-triangle choke in the third round.
The victory was the 28-year-old's third in a row and improved his MMA record to 10-2, but he wanted to finish his opponent earlier and reckoned it was a mediocre performance at best.
"Maybe five? I gotta get better still," Hernandez told reporters, as quoted by MMA Junkie.
"I'm gonna keep growing. It took until the third to finish him. I would have liked it sooner, but I've been working on being patient, so I'm gonna keep doing that.
"Go back to the drawing board, listen to my coaches, see what I gotta fix and then we're gonna work on finishing people in the first and the second."
Prior to his unanimous decision win over Josh Fremd at UFC 273, 'Fluffy' had stopped both Rodolfo Vieira and Jun Yong Park in the second round.
Asked about his physical condition after the drawn-out battle with Barriault, Hernandez added that his only concern is a dodgy thumb.
"I feel great besides my f***ing thumb," said Hernandez.
"I looked down in the first and my freaking thumb was like completely just straight pointed to the left and my coaches put it back in place, thank God, and we just kept handling business.
"They said it could be broken, it could be this, it could be that, but they said we got to X-ray when we get back home and figure it out."