James Vick suffered a tough first round knockout loss to Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC Fight Night 135 this past Saturday night and it appears to have taken a toll on the lightweight fighter.
“Worst night of my life last night,” Vick declared on social media as the dust settles on the event in Nebraska. “Thank you [Justin Gaethje] for the opportunity. [Though] confident in myself I did always respect you. I said what I did to get and promote the fight. You are a class act and I do appreciate your kind words last night.”
Vick had been on a four-fight winning streak leading into the fight, having defeated the likes of Abel Trujillo, Polo Reyes, Joseph Duffy and Francisco Trinaldo, while the only defeat of his entire 14-fight career up until this point had been a KO loss to Beneil Dariush back in 2016.
“I was in shape, healthy and confident. I blew it,” Vick continued. “For all those that believed in me and support me, I am truly sorry. I will go back and keep training and loving this life of being a fighter and a martial artist. This is the life I have chose and I guess this comes with the territory. Thanks to all my friends, family and teammates for the support and thank you [UFC] for the opportunity.”