William Knight is taking responsibility for this performance at UFC Vegas 69.
Knight faced Marcin Prachnio at the main card of Saturday’s event at the UFC APEX and lost a one-sided unanimous decision. Losing the fight isn’t the story, certainly not as much as the way Knight competed, landing only eight strikes in 33 attempts over the 15 minute affair while his opponent leg kicked him over and over again with little or no answer.
” I can’t win all of them [and] So I won’t claim that I did my best. Knight posted the following on Instagram. “I made it out there, I f****** touched gloves, and I made it my three rounds.
“I froze up, I f***** up, I lost, and what comes with it, comes with it. All of the people talking crap, I accept it. Everybody showing me love is something I appreciate. You can’t please everybody.
“At the end of the day, I went out there, froze up, I didn’t do my part, I lost the fight,” Knight added. Knight said, “Some people want me to win. Some of you bet on my success. I completely get it. In life, human beings aren’t perfect, but I’m taking ownership of my actions because I didn’t do s***. I stood there, I froze, and I take full responsibility.”
The two-time winner on Dana White’s Contender Series has now lost three straight, and dropped to 3-4 inside the octagon during his UFC run.
Knight says his social media inboxes have been flooded with disrespectful messages from fans — even taking things to uncomfortable places. Knight realizes this because he is a professional athlete and has the spotlight.
“I know what I need to do in my next fight,” Knight stated. Knight said, “I get this insane inbox of threats and all the inboxes full of disrespect. I understand it.” You’re entitled to your anger. Some messages [of people] threatened my life. They also said I wasn’t fit in the UFC. But, when I won for the third time, I felt like you were on the right side of the storm.
” I have legit supporters, my legit people. For the rest of you that are just here for the ride to watch me fall, you got what you wanted.”