— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 21, 2019
Greg Hardy was an opponent Juan Adams wanted. Unfortunately for the latter, his opportunity to face the man he lobbied to fight with didn’t last long, suffering a TKO loss Adams contests within 45 seconds.
Adams hurriedly searched for the takedown against former NFL defensive end Hardy, but Hardy deftly stuffed it with relative ease.
Hardy then proceeded to unleash a torrent of unanswered punches on Adams, who appeared unable to defend himself as he desperately clung on for a single leg takedown.
Referee Dan Miragliotta gave Adams plenty of opportunities to better his position, but he didn’t. Miragliotta rightly called the fight off to save Adams from any further undue punishment.
But Adams didn’t see things that way and was devastated by the finish. The former Dana White’s Contender Series contestant stormed out of the Octagon before Hardy’s hand was raised, throwing his mouthpiece out to the crowd in the process.
Adams then took to social media to say sorry for his post-fight actions.
“I apologize to the UFC and the fans for the way I acted after the fight,” Adams wrote on Twitter. “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.”
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.
— Juan Adams UFC (@chosenjuan285) July 21, 2019
“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,” he added. “Whatever is next is next, but next week it’s back in the gym.”
Adams is now 5-2 in his fledgling MMA career.
He earned his UFC contract by stopping Shawn Tweed inside the first round on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
Adams then went on to win his UFC debut, taking a third-round TKO victory over Chris de la Rocha. However, the towering heavyweight has now dropped two fights in a row against wrestler Arjan Singh Bhullar and now Hardy.