Marlon Moraes just suffered a devastating loss from Song Yadong. For Moraes, a lot was at stake. Moraes was previously knocked out during the last 3 fights. In spite of knowing what was at stake – Moraes came up short in the very first round.
“In the UFC, your first fight could be your last, and your last fight could be your first, so you never know,” Moraes said vefore the fight. “It’s up to your performance. You have to go there and put on a show. Win or lose, you have to leave the crowd on their feet and be someone they like to watch.”
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 13, 2022
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Following the bout – Moraes took his gloves off perhaps in a sign that he was ready to retire. He was visibly shaken. Did UFC rob him of a farewell moment?