The emotions got the better of Michael Chiesa Saturday night at UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga.
In the prelim main event, Chiesa was forced to tap to a D’arce choke by Jorge Masvidal with just a second remaining in the round.
“My hats off to (Masvidal),” Chiesa posted on Twitter following the fight, “I’ve been watching you for years and it was an honor to share the octagon with you. I’ll come back better.”
The loss was the first of Chiesa’s career, as the Washington-native previously won The Ultimate Fighter. Immediately following the tap, he sprinted out of the cage, not waiting for the official decision to be announced.