James Gallagher Remain Hopeful After KO Loss: 'I Am Still the Sh*t The 21-year-old Irishman James Gallagher was on hype train in the build-up of his fight at Bellator 204. He returned from a 14-month layoff in a bantamweight debut and suffered a first loss of his career against Ricky Bandejas via the first-round knockout on Friday from Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Gallagher who's a teammate at Straight Blast Gym in Ireland and carry a cocky style like Mcgregor. 'The Strabanimal' was pretty pumped up entering into Octagon and even intimidate his opponent Ricky Bandejas\u2019 face moments before the fight. But Ricky didn't buy any of his hype and shut him off via brutal left kick on the chin. Following his loss, Gallagher releases the statement via social media and remain defiant that he'll be back in December. \u201cI talked a big game and got the big fall, that everyone scared to do,\u201d Gallagher wrote. \u201cIf I hadn\u2019t none of you would be talking about me either. It\u2019ll be the best thing that ever happened me! I\u2019ll take it on the chin (literally) and move on. \u201cHats off to my opponent, I show up fully prepared ready to go there\u2019s no excuses. I\u2019m going to bounce back from that loss and climb my way back up and become world champion. I woke up today with no injuries and with the people who care still around me. I get back to the gym put in the work and climb my way back. Nothing will keep me down! My spirit is bruised , never broken! I\u2019m still the s**t!\u201d https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BmnxgcPgG4w\/?utm_sourceig_embed&utm_campaignembed_loading_state_control Twitter reacted to his loss: https:\/\/twitter.com\/SecretMovesMMA\/status\/1030639605652119552 https:\/\/twitter.com\/FurysFightPicks\/status\/1030655216289374209 https:\/\/twitter.com\/smoogymma\/status\/1030642828609839104 https:\/\/twitter.com\/JFlashGordonMMA\/status\/1030643035305140224 https:\/\/twitter.com\/shocbomb23\/status\/1030636398251048961 https:\/\/twitter.com\/Jordan_Patu\/status\/1030642320364851200 Gallagher made it clear that he's down but not broke and has a long future ahead.