He never said anything regarding if they hurt or not. He implied they did no damage because he wasn't cut, when clearly, they did damage.
Plus he got dropped.
That's what he said which means just what they say
The damage part was an "Addon" IMO.
Give me 1 fighter in the HW division that has/will not get dropped? Man, due to the human nature, it maybe impossible for them not to get down, even if he had a great chin, power, etc. If the right punch clicks the right button? He's going to get dropped.