CFA Champ Joshua Sampo’s a Little Frustrated, but Also Proud of Recent Title Defense

Updated: October 26, 2013

By Mick Hammond

Heading into his CFA 125-pound title defense against Sam Thao at the promotion’s recent Oct. 12 event, Joshua “Gremlin” Sampo anticipated a tough fight, but ended up getting more than he bargained for.

“I’m a little frustrated,” said Sampo looking back on the fight. “We worked pretty hard on preparations, and the guy was extremely crafty and tricky.

“He had a very unorthodox style he presented and so we had to go back to our wrestling roots and jiu-jitsu and grind out a win. I think it’s a pretty ugly win, but a win none the less.”

Sampo admitted to that the lack of information he had on Thao ended up making the fight more difficult than it could have been.

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