James Vick suffered a brutal knockout via a Niko Price upkick on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 161, and now he’s given his thought on what unfolded that night in a new statement.
“Been a couple of days reflecting on everything,” Dern wrote on Instagram. “I remember a few yrs ago after I had my first loss in the UFC my brother @lockloadedmma sent me this. It is definitely meaning alot to me right now.
“During this camp I focused so hard on fixing some of the technical issues I have had in the past. Especially keeping my hands up. And I feel I have made significant progress in those areas. Then I go out and get caught with a up kick [😥] such a low percentage move and super embarrassing to get hit with that. Props to my opponent @hybridufc for being able to land that type of move in high level fight. Much respect to you.
“To the people who support me thank you so much and the ones that don’t I don’t really care. I am going to continue to be me. I am Texas born and raised. A lifelong hunter and outdoorsman so I will continue to hunt and fish and post pictures of this kind of stuff so if this is something you hate then please just unfollow me.
“I am home now with minimum damage. My CT scan was negative. My lip is busted up and probably have a MCL torn in my right knee from landing on it weirdly.
“I am at home with my son and family and am at peace at the moment looking forward to the holidays with them. What the future holds only God knows but I have to much to be thankful for and a son that looks up to me to be negative and allow this stuff to keep me down. Thanks to all and God bless.”
That was the 32-year-old Vick’s fourth loss in a row, and with three of those defeats having come by way of knockout then it seems that the 18-fight veteran has some tough decisions to make about his future holds.