Deron Winn’s fight against Phil Hawes last weekend did not go Winn’s way as he was finished on the feet in the second round. However, despite the disappointment, he still had a humorous take on the situation that almost ended with Cormier getting into an octagon brawl with Hawes.
The decorated amateur wrestler was looking to get back into the winning column last weekend against Hawes. Unfortunately for Winn, Hawes had proven himself by stopping him in the second round.
Following the fight, Winn shared his thoughts on the loss and what he had been through to get into the octagon that night.
“I don’t know what to say except that I got my ass beat tonight. Got rocked early and I couldn’t fully get my legs back. I have a broken orbital bone in my face that I believe came in the first round. Will need surgery. I tried so hard in every aspect of preparing for this fight. I had to overcome some serious issues in my life to even be able to come back and step into the cage tonight or ever again for that matter.”
“I’m sad of course. But I will hold my head high on the person I know I am becoming. My support system is out of this planet. The people who have stuck with me through the rough patches thank you 🙏🏾. I’ll be back.”
However, he seemed to have somewhat cheered up and reacted to his fight with a hilarious breakdown in his next Instagram post.
“Now the doc came to see me before the next round. Boy, get your ass out the cage, we fighting. I heard some drunk dudes in the stands cheering me on so I figured ‘I’ll get up.’ I get up, I’m digging in my ear, I don’t even know what’s going on. We back to fighting. Try to make it dirty. We throw elbows, I’m throwing elbows. He elbows me for the three millionth time. I’m grabbing my head. Tired of getting elbowed. I’m like ‘Stop! Elbowing! Me!’”
With the loss, Winn is now 2-3 in the UFC and fell to 7-3 in his professional career. Meanwhile Hawes earned an extra $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus with the win.