Aljamain Sterling took to social media after suffering his first loss Sunday night at UFC Fight Night 88, admitting that he “made his bed” ahead of the bout with Bryan Caraway.
After dominating the first round, it was Caraway who won the second and thirds to earn the split decision.
The loss was the first of Sterling’s career, but he vowed to return from it stronger:
I asked for a challenge and I got it. This journey is about fighting the best and trying to prove you can be the best. I lost tonight but I'm definitely not defeated. Hats off to Bryan and his team. I did everything I could to prepare for this moment and he was the better man tonight. I talked a lot of shit to motivate me to train hard to fight a tough dude. I made my bed and I'm ok with that. This is what we warriors sign up for. HEART ON OUR SLEEVE! This is my passion. This is what I love. And I truly believe I have what it takes to become a @UFC world champion! Heart of a lion with NO QUIT in me! Thank you all to my true supporters, family, and of course the fans! Whether you like me or not, I hope you all enjoyed the show! Love my team #SerraLongo baby!!!!