Julian Marquez received some harsh criticism from the fans after his loss at UFC Austin.
This past Saturday, Julian Marquez took on Gregory Rodrigues at UFC on ESPN 37 at the Moody Center in Austin, TX. Rodrigues would take control of the fight early in the opening round and finish Marquez. Following the first-ever knockout loss of his professional career, Marquez received some hateful messages from the fans.
Julian Marquez shares DMs he received after KO loss
Their middleweight fight was the second bout on the main card. Marquez was dispatched by a flurry of punches thrown by Rodrigues in the first round. ‘The Cuban Missile Crisis’ first appeared on Dana White’s Contender Series in August 2017. He knocked out Phil Hawes, who was also on the card for UFC Austin, to gain a chance on The Ultimate Fighter but would lose the final.
One fan was seemingly more upset about at the loss than Marquez himself as he lost his bet. The Missouri native shared pictures of the hateful messages he received on Instagram from the fan.
“Wake up sleepy head. You bum you just got pieced to the shadow realm. Ur dead. Na ur not good ur f***ing dogs**t and u sold the lay so hard. Go to hell you f***ing bum. F**k you. Miley Cyrus doesn’t want your c**k. You made greg rich tonight good s**t.”
The fan referenced Marquez’s prior callout of Miley Cyrus, asking if she would be his valentine, and dismissed any possibilities of the love affair happening.
Marquez doesn’t seem bothered but the fan regrets it
Marquez did not seem particularly worried about the backlash. The disgusting messages he received are just a part of the game for him. He even went a step further to highlight the irony of the fan being more distressed than him.
This is part of being a fighter.
This kid lost money betting on me and is super upset 😂 pic.twitter.com/shfdtpz4b5
— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) June 19, 2022
“This is part of being a fighter.
This kid lost money betting on me and is super upset”
Marquez went on to share the conversation further where the fan apologized to him.
Can you guys please stop sending threats to Tyler. He obviously didn’t mean it. pic.twitter.com/TqbguLxtC7
— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) June 20, 2022
Being a professional athlete can be tough and getting unsolicited opinions from hateful people during your lowest point can be grueling mentally and emotionally. Marquez maintained his composure to provide an insight into the interactions that go on and expose the more troubling realities.