UFC star Dominick Reyes seems to be suffering from one of the worst post-fight hangovers and his recent display in Nevada was a prime example of it.
The MMA prodigy was sent down the canvas by a trailblazing Jiri Prochazka. This is his third fight in a row.
During the fight, Reyes seemed to have hurt Prochazka, but the tough bloke in his opponent remained unfazed by his attacks.
In a ruthless fight between both, Prochazka landed the final blow by delivering a spinning elbow to Reyes which knocked him out cold, landing headfirst and unconscious on the canvas.
This highlight reel spinning elbow earned Prochazka the chance at the title as well as a reputation as one of the thrilling athletes to watch. After the viral spinning elbow, Prochazka has affirmed that he should be considered as UFC Lightheavyweight Champion Jan Blachowiscz’s next opponent title.
“The Devastator” was sent home licking his wounds. But he doesn’t seem to let his hopes down and appears to be in a good mood.
Reyes sounds confident and proud about his performance according to an Instagram post published on Monday.
He wrote: “Finally home and surrounded by those I love, I’d like to say, I went out there and fought with all my heart.
“I put it all out there and I’m glad it was entertaining for most of you. I’m happy and upset as you can imagine as I didn’t get the desired outcome. But I went out and fought and for that, I can say I’m proud.”
The lightweight congratulated his opponent for giving him a tough contest.
Reyes added: “I love this game and at times it does not love me back but that’s what we have all signed up for. I want to say I’m doing good healing up I’ll be OK. And congrats to [Prochazka] Hell of a fight and what an elbow! It’s the ones you don’t see coming that get you. God bless you all and I’ll see you guys at the next one.”
Reyes last won the fight against Chris Weidman by a decisive first-round knockout in the UFC Boston main event. He then lost to then Lightheavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 247, followed by another spanking to Blachowicz at UFC 253 by second-round TKO for a vacant title.
His fight against Jones was a great example of the talent he possesses. The fight looked evenly poised until the judges scored the contest. Most of the MMA analysts were baffled to see the result, as they had backed Reyes to win against the Bones.
Nonetheless, Reyes seems to have lost his charm since that loss.
A Thiago Santos-Dominick Reyes masterclass on the cards
Thiago Santos is a potential contender for Reyes, but despite being close in rankings to each other over the last few years, both warriors haven’t gone to war yet.
Now that both gladiators are facing a three-fight losing streak, there is a high probability and good time for a clash between both gladiators.