Chris Weidman appears to be keeping a positive mental attitude despite losing the UFC Middleweight title in a tough fight with Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 this past Saturday night in Las Vegas and has vowed to come back better than ever.

“I will remember this moment for ever. It has already changed me for the better. The motivation I have inside myself has never been stronger. I did not feel like myself in there for many reasons but it was a loss that I needed and deserved. I have been playing back different moments in the fight where i didn’t do or react the way I should have but this was all part of a true master plan that God has in store for me. I will be back and I will be champion again. I just wanna let everyone know that I am ok. I am so blessed with an amazing family, friends, team and fans. Thank you all so much for the support. It means more now than ever.”

The TKO loss to Rockhold was The 31 year-old Weidman’s first ever loss in MMA, bringing an end to a two and a half year title reign that saw him first claim the belt with a shock upset win over Anderson Silva, then defeating him a second time before going on to also beat Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort.