Alexander Hernandez says he will probably only fight ‘one or two more times’ after UFC 271 loss
Alexander Hernandez may be hanging up his gloves in the very near future.
Although Hernandez is just 29-years-old, he’s 3-4 in his last seven and just 5-4 in the UFC but has struggled to find consistency. He made his mark in the UFC by knocking out Beneil Dariush in 42 seconds but since then, he hasn’t lived up to the hype and following his submission loss to Renato Moicano at UFC 271, he hints that he may only fight one or two more times.
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I love you Texas so damn much. Thank you for the support Saturday night,” Hernandez wrote on Instagram. “That atmosphere is truly one of the most intoxicating and incredible experiences I could hope to hold in my life. I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you @danawhite @mickmaynard2 @huntercampbell for the opportunity on such a huge card. I am, of course, extremely disappointed in myself. The brutality of this sport lies in the vulnerability of it all. That was a quick turn of events. Good counter combo and snag to the body he caught with that knee… hadn’t felt that before. Awesome job and hats off to my opponent. I don’t know what’s next.
“That one was pretty defeating. Maybe try my hand in digital art or fly drones for sport… I hear that’s making a killing. More seriously, I’ve got a lot to reflect on,” Hernandez continued. “The initial thoughts following the fight are not irrational but they’re unforgiving. Need time to level the head. Being part idiot and partly delusional, I’ll probably go at this thing one or two more times just to ensure all the screws are loose. We’ll see. Grateful to be truly LIVING and having the opportunity to fail to such great proportions. May the Charles Oliveira Gods grant me wisdom.
Whether or not Alexander Hernandez will actually retire in one or two more fights is uncertain. But, there is no question he is disappointed in himself by losing at UFC 271.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime