Bryan Barberena looked at his UFC on FOX 18 main card opener with Sage Northcutt as a chance to prove himself in the eyes of the world.
Barberena did just that, scoring a second round submission over the 19-year-old prospect in their welterweight contest.
While many quickly jumped on social media to attack Northcutt after the loss, Barberena instead offered positive comments:
@sagenorthcutt thanks for the fight.Keep your head up u have a bright future!Keep training hard&learning, this is just a bump in the road.
— BRYAN BARBERENA (@bryan_barberena) January 31, 2016