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Alexander Hernandez issues statement regarding loss to Donald Cerrone

Alexander Hernandez was set to have his toughest fight to date when he took on Donald Cerrone last night. That is exactly what happened as Cerrone simply outclassed Hernandez and landed quality shot after quality shot to Hernandez’s head and body.

Although Hernandez talked a lot of trash before the fight. After the loss Hernandez was all class.

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Congratulations @cowboycerrone. You taught me something invaluable in defeat. Perhaps the best/worst thing that ever happened to me was a 42 second knockout debut. I go into every fight feeling untouchable and expecting a repeat of the same occurrence. I prepare myself in the moments prior for an execution in the first round and not a fight. I need to learn to fight. I need to address my approach. I brought the fight to Cerrone and where he made adjustments, I did not. Experience is a costly bitch. Thank you @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby for an amazing opportunity and belief in me. I will not let this go in vain. The triumph of adversity is what makes a man and defines legends. I will be be back. And you will know I mean what I say next time you see me. This is good pain.

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“Congratulations @cowboycerrone. You taught me something invaluable in defeat,” Hernandez posted with a picture of himself post-fight, showing the damage Cerrone did to his face. “Perhaps the best/worst thing that ever happened to me was a 42-second knockout debut. I go into every fight feeling untouchable and expecting a repeat of the same occurrence. I prepare myself in the moments prior for an execution in the first round and not a fight. I need to learn to fight. I need to address my approach. I brought the fight to Cerrone and where he made adjustments, I did not. Experience is a costly bitch.

“Thank you @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby for an amazing opportunity and belief in me. I will not let this go in vain. The triumph of adversity is what makes a man and defines legends. I will be back. And you will know I mean what I say next time you see me. This is good pain.”

Hernandez was looking to continue his rise up the lightweight rankings with a win over Cerrone. As he mentioned, in his UFC debut he knocked out Beneil Dariush in 42 seconds. He then defeated Olivier Aubin-Mercier by unanimous decision in the summer. He was riding a high and will now have to go back to the drawing board for his next fight.

There is no doubt Hernandez has talent, but it appears Cerrone was too much too soon for Hernandez. Now, it is back to the drawing board for the young lightweight.