Following UFC 125, Clay Guida spoke at the post fight press conference regarding his submission win over former top ranked lightweight Takanori Gomi:
"The key in this fight and in our training was to not get punched by Gomi too much. Obviously I got a few scuffs and bumps and bruises but I feel good. He's a momentum fighter. Like Chris Leben, he loves when guys stand in his range who want to get in trading wars with him. That's not what I wanted to do. For a second I thought I landed a couple good shots, I kicked him in the face and I saw him take a deep breath in the first round and it kind of brought me back to when he fought Nick Diaz. I could see him getting winded and I just took over. We got that takedown finally, he's got good wrestling, he stuffed a couple of my shots but once I got that single leg and picked him up I think he kind of knew the end was near. Second round he rung my bell real quick and then I got back to my wrestling. Opened up my ground-n-pound for that submission and that kind of told the tale."