At the main event of UFC 260, Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou, Stipe Miocic got knocked out by a devastating hook from Francis Ngannou which caused him to lose the belt, and now after a while he has given a statement on the defeat.
He wrote, “First and foremost, I’m ok. I know that fall wasn’t my most graceful fall, but I was unconscious, so it happens.”
To my family friends and fans, especially Croatia & Cleveland.
I love you and I’m sorry. I hate letting you down. To my team, thank you. I know you feel every loss just as much as I do. We win as a family; we lose as a family. Losses aren’t fun, they always sting for a while, but that’s the beast of this business.”
“You can’t win them all, and it’s important to understand that losing is just as much a part of sports (and life) as winning. Don’t ever forget God will always put you where you’re meant to be at that exact moment. You can’t dwell on what you should have done better, but you can learn and improve from it and come back more prepared next time.”
Stipe Miocic accepts that he deviated from the game-plan and rushed in that resulted in knockout
“Unfortunately, I deviated from game plan,” Stipe adds. “I felt great coming into the second round, I saw it was beginning to go as planned. He was getting very winded, and I came in overzealous and unprotected. I wasn’t in a good posture to take the hit. He saw the opening, and did what any great fighter would have done.”
“That was my error that I accept, it won’t happen again. Lastly, I’d like to congratulate @francisngannou and his team on a well-earned victory. Saturday night was your night, enjoy your victory! For now, I’m going to enjoy the down time, spend some time with my family, and welcome our son into the world this summer… stay tuned, God bless 🙏🏼 🇭🇷 #cletillidie”