Renato Moicano has opened up on his UFC 272 loss to Rafael dos Anjos.
Moicano stepped up on less than a weeks’ notice to face the Brazilian in a five-round 160lbs catchweight bout in the co-main event of UFC 272. Unfortunately for Moicano, the fight did not go his way as he suffered a lopsided decision loss, and many expected the ref or the doctor would’ve stopped the fight after the third and fourth round, but Moicano went out there.
In the fifth round, Moicano had the best round as he landed some good shots and appeared to break dos Anjos’ nose. But, it wasn’t enough and he lost the fight, and after the setback, he took to Instagram to release a statement on the loss.
“No excuses, thanks Rafael dos Anjos and @ufc for this opportunity,” Moicano wrote on Instagram. “This defeat doesn’t define me. I’m not a loser, because I lost. And I’m not a winner when I win. I’m victorious in life, the way I handle myself with my family and my team. Thanks God, this is a great time to be alive. Never forget, I’m always chasing the BIG MONEY PORRA!”
After the fight, Renato Moicano was transported to the hospital to get checked up and passed all the tests which is a good sign. However, he will likely need to take several months off to heal his brain and make sure there is no further damage.
Moicano drops to 16-5-1 with the decision loss and it was his second fight in three weeks. Before the loss, he submitted Alexander Hernandez at UFC 271 and prior to that, submitted Jai Herbert to get back into the win column after being knocked out by Rafael Fiziev. Prior to moving up to lightweight, he fought at featherweight and went 5-3 with wins over Calvin Kattar and Cub Swanson while his losses came to Jose Aldo, Korean Zombie in the main event, and Brian Ortega.