- William Knight has sent a message to his critics and real fans following a devastating loss at UFC Vegas 69
- “Knightmare” has gone winless in his last three UFC fights
William Knight terribly failed to deliver in his light heavyweight showdown against Marcin Prachnio at UFC Vegas 69. The 34-year-old is well aware that many are not happy with his performance but he insists he’s not bothered as he knows there are people out there who still root for him.
In a heartfelt speech on Instagram, “Knightmare” came clean about not even trying his best out there. Knight took full responsibility of his underwhelming performance while acknowledging all the negative comments he’s been receiving.
In the end, Knight guaranteed that he has now spoken to his team and plan to bounce back stronger the next time.
“It’s all on me bro, like at the end of the day, I went out there, froze up, I didn’t do my part. I lost the fight. I lost that fight you guys didn’t lose that fight, I lost that fight. Some of y’all want me to win, some of y’all betted on me, I understand. I completely get it. In life, human beings aren’t perfect but I’m taking ownership on my actions because I didn’t do sh*t… I stood there, I froze and I take full responsibility. I know what I must do for my next fight. I know what I need to do,” Knight began.
“I understand all these crazy a** inboxes of threads, all these inboxes of disrespect, I get it. Y’all have a right to be angry. I read messages, y’all threatening my life, y’all talking crazy [like] I don’t belong in the UFC, all this other stuff but when I was undefeated for three years, y’all were riding the wave, when I entered the UFC undefeated, you’re riding wave, when I made my debut the same day I won my second contender series to fight to one month, you’re riding the wave. I get it. I understand, so at the end of the day I have my legit followers, my legit fan, my legit people. I have you guys. For the rest of you that we’re just here for the ride to watch me fall, you got what you wanted… I’m not bothered by it. I know what I need to do. I already talked to my team,” he continued.
“I can’t win them all. I didn’t even try my best, so I won’t say I tried my best. I made it out there, I f*cking touched gloves, and I went my three rounds. That’s the best I could have done. I froze up, I f*cked up, I lost. What comes with it comes with it – all the people talking their crap, I accept it. All the people showing love, I accept it. At the end of the day, you can’t please everyone.”
While Prachnio evidently was the more active fighter in the match, it was worth noting that Knight was out there doing almost nothing to fight back. Stats show that Prachnio tremendously outlanded Knight 79-8 in total and significant strikes.
However, most of the damage was inflicted by Prachnio’s notable leg kicks.
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Knight is hoping to perform better in his next fight but for now, he would need to rest his legs for several weeks.
“I’m on three weeks my leg is f**ked. I’m on three weeks, they said I can’t do sh*t, no training, no lifting, nothing. So, at the end of the day it is what it is,” he revealed.
Knight’s unanimous decision loss to Prachnio saw him extending his losing streak to three fights in a row. It can be recalled that “Knightmare” made waves after securing a UFC contract by stopping Cody Brundage at Dana White’s Contender Series in 2020. Since then, Knight has gone 3-4 in his seven trips to the Octagon.