Dominick Reyes has released a statement following his KO loss to Jiri Prochazka on Saturday night in the main event of UFC Vegas 25.
Reyes entered the fight on a two-fight losing skid as he lost a controversial decision to Jon Jones for the belt and then last time out he suffered a KO loss to Jan Blachowicz for the vacant belt. It was disappointing setbacks for Reyes, but he was looking to get back on track against former RIZIN champ, Jiri Prochazka. Unfortunately for Reyes, Prochazka’s pressure and striking were too much and in the second round, he landed a spinning elbow that KO’d Reyes.
Now, after the setback, Reyes took to social media to release a statement on the fight.
“Finally home and surrounded by those I love, I’d like to say, I went out there and fought with all my heart,” Reyes wrote. “I put it all out there and I’m glad it was entertaining for most of you. I’m happy and upset as you can imagine as I didn’t get the desired outcome. But I went out and fought and for that I can say I’m proud.
“I love this game and at times it does not love me back but that’s what we have all signed up for. I want to say I’m doing good healing up I’ll be OK,” Reyes continued. “And congrats to [Prochazka] Hell of a fight and what an elbow! It’s the ones you don’t see coming that get you. God bless you all and I’ll see you guys at the next one.”
Dominick Reyes is now on a three-fight losing streak and will need to take some time off to let his brain heal. He was medically suspended for six months but there is a possibility he won’t fight again in 2021.