Fabricio Werdum didn’t blame anything but himself for the loss to Stipe Miocic Saturday night at UFC 198.
Werdum, fighting in front of over 45,000 fans in Brazil, was knocked out in the first round of their main event.
“He was the better fighter,” Werdum said. “I’m gonna come back better. I’m sure I’m going to win the belt again.”
After unifying the titles with a submission over Cain Velasquez last year, Werdum was looking to defend the belt and set himself up for a showdown with Alistair Overeem. Overeem was the last man before Miocic to defeat him.
Now, he’ll have to wait and see what the UFC has in store for him.