UFC welterweight contender Sean Brady reacted following his TKO loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 280, saying that “I have to make some changes.”
Brady and Muhammad met this past Saturday in the preliminary card headliner at UFC 280. Despite entering the fight as the betting favorite, things did not go as planned for Brady in Abu Dhabi. After a competitive first round between the two top-10 ranked welterweights, Muhammad began to take over in the second. His pressure and volume striking started to become very effective against Brady, and eventually, the referee was forced to step in and stop the fight due to TKO after Brady stopped defending himself.
For Brady, this is his first career loss. Anytime a fighter loses inside the Octagon, it’s difficult, but especially when it’s their first time tasting defeat. For Brady, this loss to Muhammad is a tough one to take, and he wrote on social media he will now be making some changes going forward in order to unlock his full potential in MMA.
“Last night obviously did not go as planned I want to thank everyone single person who reached out to me and continues to support me I truly always thought I would stay undefeated but I’m some ways a feel a relief maybe this is what I need to become the absolute best me This pain I’m feeling in my heart is horrible it burns but at the end of the day I’m healthy and my family is healthy and I know I will come back better than ever I have to make some changes and get out of my comfort zone If you have mean things to say about me say them to me the people who continue mocking to my wife you will one day get what you deserve #teambrady,” Brady wrote on his Instagram.
Despite the loss to Muhammad, Brady is still ranked in the top 10 at 170lbs and he figures to land another ranked opponent in his next fight. However, he figures to take a step back from the top five like Muhammad.
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