James Vick talked the big talk when he was scheduled to fight Justin Gaethje at UFC Fight Night 135 which took place in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Justin took everything Vick said during the time leading up to their fight and literally shut him off with a single punch knockout. Gaethje kept a forward moving pressure from the opening seconds and made it look like a slugfest. Vick landed a clean body kick but Gaethje was unfazed and kept moving forward. Sensing there’s no room for Vick to throw a strike as he moved backward, Gaethje landed a thunderous overhand right and sent Vick crumbling to the mat. That was all it needed to end the fight.
James Vick recently opened up to ‘MMAJunkie Radio’ and talked about the humiliating loss to Justin Gaethje.
“It still sucks and is depressing to lose like that,” Vick said. “It’s humiliating. But I’ve just got to get on another winning streak. I’m not delusional. Some of this stuff ain’t fair, but life ain’t fair.
“I may have to go back and win three or four fights, whereas someone like Gaethje only has to win one fight after losing a couple. That’s just the way (expletive) is. I blew my opportunity, and I’ve got to live with that.
“I got caught early, and I can’t blame anybody but myself, I got a big opportunity, and I frickin’ blew it, and it sucks. But I’m not any less confident in myself and my skillset.
“I just feel like it’s going to be a long road back to getting a big fight like that because these guys already don’t want to fight me anyway.”