To my family friends and fans, especially Croatia and Cleveland.
I love you and I’m sorry. I hate to disappoint you. Thank you to my team. I know you feel all the losses as I do. We win as a family and lose as a family. Losses are not fun, they always sting for a while, but it’s the beast of this business. You can’t beat all of them. It is important to understand that losing is as much part of sport (and life) as winning. Never forget that God always puts you where you should be at that moment. You can’t think of what you should do better, but then you can learn, improve, and be more prepared and come back next time.
Unfortunately, I deviated from the game plan. I felt very good in the second round. I saw it starting to go as planned. He became very windy and I became enthusiastic and defenseless. I wasn’t in a good position to be hit. He saw the opening and did what any great fighter would have done.
– MMA Sports
Stipe Miocic’s statement on UFC 260 defeat to Francis Ngannou
http://mmauk.net/2021/03/29/stipe-miocic-statement-on-his-ufc-260-loss-to-francis-ngannou/ Stipe Miocic’s statement on UFC 260 defeat to Francis Ngannou