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James Vick Admits Gaethje Loss Was ‘Depressing’ And ‘Humiliating’

UFC lightweight James Vick has spoken out about his loss to Justin Gaethje in August.

James Vick has spoken out about his loss to Justin Gaethje in August and he’s promised to learn his lesson following his defeat.

The 31-year-old wasn’t short of a word or two for Gaethje in the build-up but when it came to fight night, Vick found himself on the wrong end of an 87-second knockout loss.

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Prior to his loss to Gaethje, Vick had put together an impressive four-fight win streak with notable victories against the likes of Joe Duffy, Abel Trujillo and Francisco Trinaldo.

Vick admits the loss hit him hard, but speaking with MMAJunkieRadio this week he admitted that no one was to blame but himself.

“I got caught early, and I can’t blame anybody but myself,” Vick told MMAJunkieRadio. “I got a big opportunity, and I frickin’ blew it, and it sucks. But I’m not any less confident in myself and my skillset. I just feel like it’s going to be a long road back to getting a big fight like that, because these guys already don’t want to fight me anyway.”

Despite the loss, Vick is determined to get back on track but he knows it’s going to take a few wins to get himself back in contention at the top of the division.

“It still sucks and is depressing to lose like that,” Vick later continued. “It’s humiliating. But I’ve just got to get on another winning streak. I’m not delusional. Some of this stuff ain’t fair, but life ain’t fair. I may have to go back and win three or four fights, whereas someone like Gaethje only has to win one fight after losing a couple. That’s just the way s*** is. I blew my opportunity, and I’ve got to live with that.”

Vick will now face Paul Felder on Jan 26 next year at UFC 233 in Anaheim, California.

Watch the full interview here – skip to 1:34:00

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