Marvin Vettori has vowed to return stronger after his loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC Paris this previous Saturday.
Vettori was soundly defeated by Whittaker, the previous UFC middleweight champion who continues to stave off challenges from the remainder of the division. Although the ‘Italian Dream’ fell brief in opposition to the ‘Reaper,’ he has promised to go ahead and pursue his dream of changing into a UFC champion.
“Ranging from Mezzocorona and attending to the highest of the MMA world didn’t occur in a single day,” wrote Vettori in Italian on Instagram. “In opposition to all odds and dealing steadily through the years, many have been obsessed with and impressed by my profession, the place my dedication has all the time prevailed. For this, I thanks from first to final. What you’ve seen to date will not be the highest of the mountain. We are going to climb again to overcome larger peaks. It’s a promise.
“This sport ain’t for the faint of coronary heart,” continued Vettori. “We bought huge shoulders, and we don’t stop. There is only one approach and that’s ahead. I promise everybody I’ll be again higher than ever. Hat off to Whittaker, good execution and good changes. Nothing adjustments, we’re gonna be champion someday. I promise you that.”
Vettori earned a championship alternative after 5 consecutive wins, which included selections in opposition to fellow contenders in Jack Hermansson and Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 16 and UFC Vegas 23, respectively. He shared the Octagon with Israel Adesanya, the person he beforehand misplaced to by cut up choice at UFC on FOX 29 over 4 years in the past. Quick ahead to UFC 263, and the ‘Final Stylebender’ emerged victorious as soon as once more, this time by unanimous choice for his third profitable protection.
The Kings MMA product then moved from middleweight to gentle heavyweight for a combat with Paulo Costa, who he defeated by unanimous choice at UFC Vegas 41 this previous October.