UFC 244 featured an interesting co-main event as #2 ranked middleweight and former interim title challenger Kelvin Gastelum will welcome former welterweight title challenger Darren ‘The Gorilla’ Till to middleweight.
Keeping in mind the individual personalities of these two gentlemen, the fight was expected to be a slugfest. However on a stylistic note, the fight was turned out a bit uneventful but a highly technical one with Till edging Gastelum via a razor thin split decision.
With Till coming of a brutal knockout loss, kept things a bit more sensible. Gastelum on the other hand, was finding it difficult to cope with the physicality of Till with him weighing comfortably around 210 pounds. A classy Gastelum took to Twitter to address his loss. (via Twitter):
Sorry to everyone let down by my performance. Tonight I just couldn’t put it together! Love all of you anyway and I promise you that I will be back better. Only way to go is up! God bless you all 🙏❤️ #OnAmission4Gold #AllGlory2God pic.twitter.com/LQ1CVsa4TZ
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) November 3, 2019
“What’s up guys? Just saying hello to everybody. Thank you for your kind messages. This is disappointing to say the least, but I’m very positive when I come back next year and I’m making some real changes, changes that will hopefully impact my performances from now on, because this was, yeah. Thank you all for your support. I love all you guys. I leave my heart and soul out there for you guys. Thank you,” Gastelum said in the video.
He also added the following written statement:
“Sorry to everyone let down by my performance. Tonight I just couldn’t put it together! Love all of you anyway and I promise you that I will be back better. Only way to go is up! God bless you all #OnAmission4Gold #AllGlory2God”