Alhassan told KweséESPN about the disrespect he felt after the first fight in December, when he felt he couldn't celebrate his victory. That fight was stopped via TKO in the first round, much to the crowd's, and Homasi's, displeasure. But there was no doubt about it the second time.
"After that fight everybody was booing like I really didn't beat him. I know I dropped him with the punch. So when the UFC came to the back and asked me for a rematch, I was like 'let's get it on,'" the Ghanaian said.