Kelvin Gastelum was apologetic next the quickest decline of his job.
The middleweight contender observed his UFC Fight Island 2 co-primary celebration bout reverse Jack Hermansson stop in just 78 seconds when Hermansson caught him with a heel hook submission. It was just the next time in Gastelum’s 22-combat vocation that he’d been finished.
Soon after, Gastelum, 28, posted a assertion on social media saying he was “embarrassed,” but inspired others not to be discouraged by defeats.
Actually ashamed fellas. I’m sorry. My group, my spouse and children @UFC @danawhite @Mickmaynard2. I’m much far better than what was revealed tonight. Thanks to all my family members , my staff and my pals for the ongoing support. I enjoy you all.
You might come across lots of defeats, but you ought to not be defeated. In reality, it may be required to come across the defeats, so u can know who u are, what u can rise from, how u can continue to occur out of it.
With the reduction to Hermansson, Gastelum has now lost three consecutive bouts.
Prior to being finished by Hermansson, the only other time that Gastelum failed to make it to the last bell in defeat was in opposition to Chris Weidman in July 2017. Weidman defeated Gastelum by third-spherical submission.
A former contender at welterweight, Gastelum founded himself as a prime-10 middleweight following building a long-lasting move to the division in December 2016. The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner retains wins about Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Michael Bisping, and Tim Kennedy (a initial-round TKO of Vitor Belfort was later overturned to a no contest when Gastelum analyzed good for a cannabis metabolite.)
At UFC 236 in April of final year, Gastelum fought Israel Adesanya for an interim middleweight title, getting rid of by unanimous selection in what was hailed as one particular of the ideal championship fights in UFC historical past.