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Gavin
Tucker
entered
UFC Fight Night 187
with some solid momentum, having won four
of his first five promotional appearances.

He left the Octagon on Saturday in stunned disappointment after a
22-second knockout loss to Dan Ige at the
UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It was the sixth-fastest KO in the history
of the UFC’s featherweight division. Tucker, who was a short-notice
replacement for Ryan Hall,
relased a statement regarding the setback on his Instagram
account.

“I don’t know much, but I know for sure we don’t get what we don’t
go after. I went after it. But I lunged after it,..and in a
straight line. Small mistakes, big consequences,” Tucker wrote.

“Saturday night I walked onto a well-timed right hand and
experienced my first KO loss. I’m not gonna hide from it or
downplay it. I’m heartbroken. But I can’t change what happened. I
can only control how I move forward. Regretfully I didn’t get to
show the work or represent the efforts and strides made from this
great team. But I’ll create new opportunities and get back to
business as soon as things are in order to do so.”

A former Extreme Cage Combat champion, the 34-year-old Tucker has
lost just twice in 15 professional outings. His UFC record includes
wins over Sam Sicilia,
Seung Woo
Choi
, Justin
Jaynes
and Billy
Quarantillo
.

“My main goal for these next weeks of adjustment is to show
strength in character, acceptance , and response,” Tucker
wrote.

“The response will be appropriate. Time to walk in the dark for a
while.”


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