“It’s not over, I’m not a quitter,” Jan Blachowicz vows to wrap UFC Light Heavyweight title around his waist after UFC 267 loss


“It’s not over, I’m not a quitter,” Jan Blachowicz vows to wrap UFC Light Heavyweight title around his waist after UFC 267 loss

Jan Blachowicz

The Polish UFC Light Heavyweight fighter, Jan Blachowicz lost his title to the number one ranked Light Heavyweight fighter, Glover Teixeira at the main event of UFC 267. Blachowicz was the crowd favorite entering into this fight but Teixeira created a major upset and left the Octagon with the title around his waist.

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Before this fight, Jan Blachowicz defended his title against Israel Adesanya and gave him the first loss of his MMA career but at UFC 267, he looked completely out of touch. After having a bad first round, Teixeira submitted him in the second round and became the second oldest UFC champion.

Talking to the reporters at the post-fight press conference, Jan Blachowicz made no excuse for his bad performance. Blachowicz says, “My performance today was horrible, I don’t know. I wasn’t a champion today, he was. He is. I don’t know, I need time to think about it, but for sure something was bad, it wasn’t me. I don’t want to explain myself, he beat me, everybody sees that.”

“It’s not over, I’m not a quitter, I will not go anywhere, I will come back here for sure. I need to rest for sure, think a little bit, and for sure I will come back. I’m not a quitter, I’m not a coward, I will not quit. You’re gonna see me in the octagon again.” {h/t MMA Fighting}

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Jan Blachowicz is optimistic that he is still one of the top contenders for the title

Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira
Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira

At the start of the fight, it appeared that Jan Blachowicz isn’t on his 100% and he further revealed that he was completely fit entering into this fight. He added, “Everything was okay, the first round I think that he would take me down, but anyway I don’t feel bad in this position.”

“I say okay, this round is for him now, the second round I’ll start working, I’ll do my job. But he don’t let me do this. He take me down again and submit me. What can I say more? I feel like sh*t and that’s it.”

Now, Glover Teixeira will face Jiri Prochazka for his first title defense and Jan Blachowicz is still optimistic that he is still one of the top contenders for the title. Blachowicz added, “He’s three years older than me, so I have some time to get this belt back and that’s what I would like to do in the future,”

“We’ll see what happens in the future, I don’t know. If it will be a chance to take a rematch, of course I would like to take a rematch with everyone I lost to before. First of all, now I don’t have chance for rematch, now I need to prove that I have to come back and win a couple of fights.” {h/t MMA Fighting}

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