William Knight Speaks Out About Terrible Performance Against Marcin Prachnio

William Knight has spoken out for the first time about his ‘Knightmare’ performance against Marcin Prachnio at UFC Fight Night 219 that saw him throw just 8 strikes in the entire three-round fight.

The 34-year-old didn’t provide much in the way of insight into why he clocked in one of the worst performances we’ve ever seen other than to say that he “froze up”, but he did take full responsibility for what happened.

“As most of you know, I had a fight today,” Knight said on an Instagram video. “It didn’t go my way at all. And again, that’s all on me. No one else, it’s all on me, bro. At the end of the day, I went out there, froze up, I didn’t do my part, I lost the fight. I lost that fight. You guys didn’t lose that fight. I lost that fight.

“Some of y’all want me to win, some of y’all betted on me, I understand,” continued Knight. “I completely get it. In life, human beings aren’t perfect, but I’m taking ownership of my actions because I didn’t do s—t. [That’s] exactly what happened. I stood there, I froze, and I take full responsibility.

“At the end of the day, it is what it is,” said Knight. “I can’t win them all. I didn’t even try my best, so I won’t say I tried my best. But I made it out there, I f—king touched gloves and I went my three rounds. That’s the best I could’ve done. I froze up, I f—red up, I lost. And what comes with it, comes with it. All the people talking their crap, I accept it. All the people showing love, I accept it. At the end of the day, you can’t please everyone.”

Knight is now 3-4 in his UFC run to date and has suffered three losses in a row.

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