Terrance McKinney reacts to his first loss inside the octagon and provides an update on his comeback plan

UFC’s fresh young lightweight prospect Terrance McKinney isn’t weighing too heavily on his TKO loss to Drew Dober at UFC Vegas 50. McKinney stepped in as a last-minute replacement, after picking up a submission win over Fares Ziam at UFC Fight Night 202 in February.

Terrance McKinney
Terrance McKinney

Although the young fighter had tremendous initial success, he crumbled to the experience and durability of Dober. McKinney landed some powerful punches, knees and elbows almost on his verge to a victory. But Dober maintained his composure to survive the initial onrush, and utilized his strength and conditioning to change the course of the fight.

Some fans were quick to criticize McKinney for his inefficiency in managing his energy, and poor shot selection whenever he could smell victory. But he did not let those comments demoralize him, and acknowledged that a ‘few changes’ will put him back on track.

He expressed his thoughts on a tweet by saying,

‘Respect to Dober, he’s tough

✊🏾

I appreciate everyone who supported me, a few fixes and I’ll be back even better’

One loss will not derail McKinney, who is hell-bent on being a champion one day.

Drew Dober derails Terrance McKinney hype-train

Drew Dober had to dig deep and overcome some adversity, eventually knocking out Terrance McKinney in an enthralling battle

It was a wild lightweight clash between Drew Dober and short-notice replacement Terrance McKinney at the UFC Vegas 50. The fight in itself did not go outside the first round, but delivered one of the greatest moments of the entire card.

McKinney started the round strong, and tried his best at overwhelming Dober with a quick barrage of attacks. In what was a wild exchange, McKinney even managed to land a knee flush to Dober, that brought him to his knees. Dober gathered himself up to his feet, but his opponent gave him no chance to recover, and continued the onslaught.

Dober resorted to throwing hands of his own to keep McKinney at distance, to regroup himself and dish out his own offense. Dober got the better in one such exchange, landed a knee straight down the pipe and floored McKinney. He followed up with some severe ground and pound, eventually stopping him.

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