Dominick Reyes isn’t thinking about retiring.
Reyes suffered his fourth straight loss, and third by KO, at UFC 281 as he was knocked out in 80 seconds by Ryan Spann. The former title challenger said he was rushing things, leading him to getting caught by Spann and being put out early in the first round.
The fight was Reyes’ first since his KO loss to Jiri Prochazka in May of 2021. Also on the losing skid, he was knocked out by Jan Blachowicz for the vacant belt and lost a decision to Jon Jones for the title, in a very close fight.
Despite losing four fights in a row, Reyes is optimistic and vows he will be back.
Here’s What Dominick Reyes Had To Say
“I was hungry to get my hand raised and rushed the fight. I’m OK, I live to fight another day. Another lesson learned. Congrats to @alexpoatanpereira. What an incredible performance to become the middleweight champion. God is good always. Thank you to my friends and family who support me, to my management @tikighosn @upgrademg. And BIG THANK YOU TO @teixeirammaandfitness @fernleyfeliz for the camp and believing in me. I’ll be back, just have to shake it off and get back in there. Big thank you to the @ufc @danawhite @thegarden for the opportunity. The energy was amazing last night and it felt great to be in the arena again!,” Reyes wrote on social media.
With the loss, Dominick Reyes is now 12-4 and is just 6-4 inside the UFC. His last win came back in the main event of UFC Boston as he knocked out Chris Weidman in October of 2019. The American started out his UFC career going 6-0 with him picking up other notable wins over Volkan Oezdemir and Jared Cannonier by TKO.
As of right now, it’s uncertain when Reyes will fight again or who he will fight but the former title challenger still has confidence he can ma/ke another title run.
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