After spending the better part of two years targeting Hardy (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in interviews and on social media, Adams (5-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) finally got the chance to share the octagon with the former NFL star, and things couldn’t have gone much worse.
Adams had a takedown attempt stuffed by Hardy and then took an onslaught of punches until the referee called it off just 45 seconds in. He immediately protested then left the octagon, throwing his mouthpiece into the crowd, which he said was a result of the heat of the moment (via Twitter):
I apologize to the ufc and to the fans for the way i acted after the fight. I let my emotions get the better of me and i acted horribly. To everyone present and watching at home i truly apologize. I took a few to the head and was caught up in the moment.
After promising to make Hardy pay for his well documented history of domestic violence, Adams was unable to deliver. The nature of the loss didn’t make things better, with Adams connecting on just three significant strikes while in the cage.
Adams said the result isn’t the end of his journey, though. The 27-year-old heavyweight said his goal is to return to the gym and come back better in his next fight (via Twitter):
Guys i don’t party after a loss, I’m sorry. I am sorry for losing composure, i am sorry for not honoring my word, and all i can do is prove myself if given another opportunity. Whatever is next is next, but next week it’s back in the gym.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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