Last Saturday, middleweight Sam Alvey lost a short fight to Michal Oleksiejczuk. In the first minutes, Alvey was backed up against the cage, dropped twice and had his jaw broken, before veteran referee Herb Dean stopped the bout. Worth mentioning is that game opponent Oleksiejczuk has earned 13 of his 17 wins by stoppage, nine of those coming in the first round.
With the loss, Alvey has a nine-fight winless skid, which is the longest in the company’s history. The 36-year-old hasn’t won a fight since June 2018.
After the loss to Oleksiejczuk, the popular UFC middleweight wrote following statement on Instagram.
“Well shit… I swear I used to be good. I lost a step somewhere but my family got to see me fight live. I’m fine but my pride hurts right now. Love you guys. (Even the haters),” Alvey wrote on Instagram after the fight.
Sam Alvey fought 24 fights in the UFC
The fight against Oleksiejczuk was the last on Sam Alveys’s contract, but the long-time UFC fighter seemed to take the departure with peace. All in all, he fought 24 fights in the UFC since 2014, and brought a positive vibe to every single fight.
“Well guys, I gotta tell you something I don’t think any of you want to hear,” Alvey recently said on Tik Tok. “I actually spent a lot of time last night thinking about this and I’ve finally accepted it myself. I hope you all forgive me, but I am not the greatest fighter to have ever lived. I tell you, it hurts to say out loud. I was convinced I could beat anybody at any time. And I guess not. I would still say there’s not a person on the planet that likes doing this sport more than me.”
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