Marvin Vettori is confident he will still be a UFC champion by the time his career is over.
Vettori suffered a clear-cut decision to Robert Whittaker at UFC Paris on Saturday in what was a crucial fight for both of their careers. Both Vettori and Whittaker are 0-2 against Israel Adesanya but whoever won could still get another crack at the belt but unfortunately for Vettori, he suffered a decision loss, and following the loss, he took to Instagram to release a lengthy statement.
“Starting from Mezzocorona and getting to the MMA world summit didn’t happen overnight. Against all odds and working steadily through these years, many have become passionate and inspired by my journey, where my determination has always prevailed. For this, I thank you from first to last,” Vettori wrote on Instagram. “What you’ve seen so far is not the top of the mountain. We will climb back to conquer higher peaks. It’s a promise. This game ain’t for the faint of heart. We got big shoulders, and we don’t quit. There is just one way, and that is forward. I promise everyone I’ll be back better than ever. Hat’s off to Whittaker, good execution and good adjustments. Nothing’s changed, we are gonna be champion one day. I promise you that.”
With the loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC Paris, Marvin Vettori is now 1-2 in his last three fights. He’s currently 18-6-1 as a pro and before the loss to ‘The Reaper’ he beat Paulo Costa by decision at light heavyweight to return to the win column after his loss to Adesanya for the belt.
In his career, Vettori holds notable wins over Kevin Holland, Jack Hermansson, Cezar Ferreira, and in the UFC, the Italian is 8-4-1. At this point, it’s uncertain when and who Vettori will fight in his return but he still is confident he will be a UFC champion.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime