Before coming into UFC 222, Andre Soukhamthath was 12-5 professionally and freshly coming off a win last December.
Andre Soukhamthath lost the match against Sean O’Malley at UFC 222 PPV last Saturday on March 3, 2018.
O’Malley dominated the first two rounds of his bantamweight fight with Andre Soukhamthath before he injured his foot in the third round. He couldn’t stand on one leg, fans and the cornermen of Soukhamthath were yelling at him to stand-up, but instead, Soukhamthath foolishly followed him down to the canvas allowing O’Malley to survive until the final buzzer.
This stupid mistake cost him the fight and getting trolled by fans as well UFC president Dana White calling him dumbest fighter in the UFC history.
“I’m getting trolled right now by so many people. They are calling me the dumbest fighter in MMA. The dumbest fighter in UFC history. Even my friend Rashad [Evans]. Everyone is wondering why I decided to wrestle, and I’m wondering the same thing. After he rocked me, I still stayed in the fight but I was kind of dizzy and dazed afterwards. That shot really threw me off the rest of the game plan in the fight. I really wasn’t there. I think I was just fighting with instincts. I definitely regret it because I’m a striker first and a wrestler second.”
“The cameras were in my face all week. I love that feeling but it is really exhausting. I’ll be ready to do another fight camp in a little while. I just want to have some time with my family and get better in the gym and then have another fight. Even if people are still talking about my fight, I’m not really hearing it. I know what I did wrong. I realize what I did. I’m going to capitalize on my mistakes and learn from this. I’m not going to let opinions of others get in the way of my life. I’ve been through this before and I’m not going to let it bring me down.” -Andre Soukhamthath was speaking to ESPN.
After the loss, Soukamthath is now (12-6) and 1-3 in UFC and O’Malley is unbeaten at 10-0.
Do you Andre would have won the fight if he kept the fight standing?