Desmond Green wins at home, now wants to see kangaroo

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Desmond Green beat Charles Jourdain with a unanimous decision Saturday night on the prelims at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Rochester, N.Y.

Take a look inside the fight with Green, who was fighting in front of his home fans in Rochester, where he grew up.

Result: Desmond Green def. Charles Jourdain via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Updated records: Green (23-8 MMA, 4-3 UFC), Jourdain (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Key stat: Green improved to 4-0 in his home state of New York and never has lost a fight on the East Coast.

On the fight’s key moment

“I didn’t take him lightly at all, but I will say he brought a lot more than I thought he would bring. I was hitting him with some hard shots and he never backed down. He was always moving forward. He had a gas tank on him. I knew his wrestling was his weak point, but it was stronger than I thought it was.”

On his hometown support

“I knew it was going to be a roar, but I could literally feel the vibrations through my body as they were roaring. In my head, I was like, ‘This is for me? I love you, Rochester, but dang – I didn’t know it was going to come out like this.’ I’ll be dreaming about this for the next couple weeks.”

On what he wants next

“Any card, any opponent that gets me closer to the top. I do know they’re going to Australia. I’ve always wanted to see a kangaroo. I have a thing for kangaroos – I’ve always wanted to see one, so Sean Shelby, thanks for putting me on this (Rochester) card. If you want to put me on Australia, bro, I’ll be more than happy to go out there and perform.”

To hear more from Green, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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