Arjan Bhullar created history this past weekend by becoming the first fighter to ever wear a turban to the octagon. However, the Indian origin Canadian, amateur wrestler turned mixed martial artist also created a piece of history that he would certainly want to forget, i.e. Bhullar became only the second fighter in the history of the UFC to get submitted via an Omoplata. The Indo-Canadian fighter would surely want to forget his defeat and would want to learn from it and move on. Many people had been curious as to what Bhullar had to say after his first loss in professional MMA. He has now released his first statement after his loss at UFC on Fox 29.
Arjan Singh Bhullar is a 2012 Olympic freestyle wrestler for Canada who made his professional-MMA debut in 2014. The former Olympian has also previously won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the Common-Wealth games of 2010.
He possesses an undefeated MMA record of (7-1) and is scheduled to make his UFC debut at UFC 215. He currently trains at American Kickboxing Academy (A.K.A) alongside legends such as Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez, etc.
He faced Poland’s Adam Wieczorek at UFC Glendale. While Bhullar dominated the first two rounds with his crisp boxing and majorly due to his dominant wrestling, he was caught in a slick Omoplata by Wieczorek. Thus, Bhullar unfortunately ended up losing a fight he was comfortably winning.
— UFC (@ufc) April 14, 2018
Bhullar recently took to social media to release his first statement after his heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Polish fighter. Here’s what he had to say:
We win together, we lose together.. This hurts. Failure is never something I’ve been able to accept.
I am healthy and at home with family now. I want to thank everyone who sent me msgs of support; those that showed up in person; my team and coaches who put so much into me being ready and walking alongside of me on this journey. Thank you, and I appreciate each of you.
The only way the pain of loss lessens is by climbing back in the cage and getting back in the win column. That is the plan. I will improve. The mission remains the same.
You can read Arjan’s post below: