Ryan Jimmo aiming to get another UFC winning streak going

Jimmo poses during a public UFC 161 workout Wednesday at Portage Place in Winnipeg

Jimmo poses during a public UFC 161 workout Wednesday at Portage Place in Winnipeg

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:59 PM ET

Ryan Jimmo is eager to get a new streak going in his home country.

After watching his 17-match mixed martial arts winning streak go out the window in a unanimous decision defeat to James Te Huna in London, England back on Feb. 16, Jimmo (who hails from Saint John, N.B. but fights out of Edmonton) said he learned a valuable lesson.

“Now that I lost, I’ve come back hungrier. A champion isn’t defined by how they deal with wins, it’s how they deal with losses,” said Jimmo, who drew a rousing applause as he took part in an open workout at Portage Place on Wednesday to promote Saturday’s UFC 161 at MTS Centre. “Of course, no one likes making excuses, especially in the fight game. I was battling an injury for the last three weeks of my camp. I couldn’t do a whole lot. In the second round, I injured it again and James took advantage of it and was the better man in that fight.

“I kind of acted like an amateur by choosing to go ahead with the fight, being as injured as I wa


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