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Michael Chiesa releases statement following UFC 265 loss: ‘I cracked’
MMA admin / 07.09.2021

“To say I’m embarrassed is an understatement,” Chiesa wrote. Physically I was in the best shape of my life, mentally I was battling myself every single day. I put too much pressure on myself this fight and I cracked.

“Historically throughout my career, every time I have faced adversity and came up short, I’ve turned around and grown tremendously. A couple more wins and I’ll be back in the mix.”

Chiesa went on to write that “the goal remains the same.” The 33-year-old has been a standout in the UFC since winning The Ultimate Fighter 15 in 2012. He became a top-10 fighter at 155 pounds before difficulties with the weight cut prompted a change in divisions.

See Chiesa’s full statement below:

I want to jump out in front of this now. First and most importantly, congrats to [Luque], he’s a stone cold killer and a class act. I look forward to seeing what’s next for him. It was an honor sharing the octagon with him.

To say I’m embarrassed is an understatement. Physically I was in the best shape of my life, mentally I was battling myself every single day. I put too much pressure on myself this fight and I cracked. Historically throughout my career, every time I have faced adversity and came up short, I’ve turned around and grown tremendously. A couple more wins and I’ll be back in the mix.

The goal remains the same, my belief is still just as strong and I love every single person that supports me so much that it hurts.

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