Juan Adams lobbied for a showdown with Greg Hardy for months, but when he finally got the opportunity to face the controversial former NFL star, the Contender Series alum was unceremoniously dispatched in 45 seconds.
Hardy stuffed an Adams takedown before pounding away with a series of unanswered blows to the side of his opponent’s head, forcing referee Dan Miragliotta to intervene. Adams was understandably disappointed, and he stormed out of the Octagon before the result was announced, hurling his mouthpiece into the crowd along the way.
Once some of the pain of defeat had subsided, Adams took to social media to issue a statement apologizing for his post-fight behavior. To be fair, “The Kraken” appeared to have not yet completely regained his bearings, which he acknowledged in his post.
“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.”
Adams, 27, earned a UFC contract with a first-round stoppage of Shawn Teed on Dana White’s Contender Series last summer. He kicked of his promotional tenure with a third-round TKO of Chris de la Rocha at UFC on Fox 31 to improve to 5-0 but has since dropped back-to-back fights to Hardy and Arjan Singh Bhullar in the Octagon.
“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.”