Marlon Moraes has broken his silence on dropping a loss to Cory Sandhagen.
The title contender was beaten by Cory Sandhagen in a bantamweight bout at the UFC On ESPN+ 37 event on Saturday night in Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi aka Fight Island. The finish happened in the second round when he scored a spinning heel kick.
After the fight, Moraes made it known that he thinks the fight was stopped early.
Marlon Moraes Thinks UFC On ESPN+ 37 Fight Was Stopped Early, Reveals Return Timeline
“I thought we had a very good first round but I thought I won the round,” Moraes said during the UFC post-fight show on ESPN+. “Then he started the second and I don’t know, I think he kind of catch me with a kick and bloodied my eye a little bit and right after he surprised me. He didn’t come this way, he came the other way and that’s it.”
“Probably a little early stoppage but whatever. I thought I was [OK to continue] but the ref just jumped on me. I didn’t have time enough to get up,” Moraes continued.
In a statement on Instagram reads that he would like to fight again in December.