Lauren Murphy is happy her corner didn’t stop her UFC 283 fight against Jessica Andrade.
On the main card of UFC 283 in Brazil, Murphy was taking on Jessica Andrade in a very intriguing matchup at women’s flyweight. The winner could put themselves back in the title picture, and in the end, it was Andrade winning a decision in dominant fashion.
Throughout the fight, Andrade proved to be the faster striker and was landing the heavier shots with Murphy having no answer. In the second and third rounds, many thought it should be stopped including Daniel Cormier, who said it should be stopped on the broadcast.
Yet, the fight wasn’t stopped but Jessica Andrade won a clear-cut decision and after the loss, Lauren Murphy took to Instagram to thank her corner for not stopping the fight.
Lauren Murphy on the Fight
“Okay so basically every minute I’ve spent in Rio -besides these 15 right here- has been fantastic. The fight was a beat down but not the way I imagined it,” Murphy wrote on Instagram. “Sometimes shit goes down and you just gotta learn from it and get better. Jessica is an insanely tough opponent and I will learn a lot from her. All these experiences -the good ones and bad ones -make me a better athlete and human. Thankfully I’m all good, nose is a little busted up and my head needs rest, but I’ll be fine in a few days.
“I’m glad my corner didn’t stop the fight. Tbh I thought the ref was going to stop it in the second round but the bell rang before he decided to. Either way, I was grateful for the chance to keep fighting,” Murphy continued. “My head and nose will heal with rest, and my heart will heal with time. My adult life has been a dream, and sometimes I have to pay for that dream. I’ll be back sometime, but for now, I’m just gonna lick my wounds and rest a bit. Thanks Rio for a wonderful stay and to the @ufc for an amazing trip and to @jessicammapro for the fight.”
With the loss, Lauren Murphy fell to 16-6 and is 1-2 in her last three with a decision win over Miesha Tate prior to the loss, and a TKO setback to Valentina Shevchenko for the belt.