Lauren Murphy was overwhelmed however not damaged.
That’s the message from the one-time flyweight title challenger, who misplaced a lopsided resolution to Jessica Andrade at UFC 283 after absorbing an obscene quantity of harm over three rounds. In line with UFC statistics, Andrade related with 231 vital strikes, which is a brand new single battle flyweight report.
The truth is, Andrade’s placing numbers are the second highest ever for a three-round UFC battle behind solely Nate Diaz with 238 in his battle in opposition to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
Regardless of the beating she endured, Murphy praised her coaches for not chucking up the sponge even after quite a few fighters from Cub Swanson to Michael Bisping saying that her nook ought to have saved her from additional hurt.
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) January 22, 2023
“Okay so mainly each minute I’ve spent in Rio — moreover these 15 proper right here — has been improbable,” Murphy wrote on Instagram. “The battle was a beat down however not the best way I imagined it. Typically s*** goes down and also you simply obtained to study from it and get higher. Jessica is an insanely powerful opponent and I’ll study rather a lot from her. All these experiences — the great ones and dangerous ones — make me a greater athlete and human.
“Fortunately I’m all good, nostril is just a little busted up and my head wants relaxation, however I’ll be fantastic in a couple of days. I’m glad my nook didn’t cease the battle. [To be honest] I assumed the ref was going to cease it within the second spherical however the bell rang earlier than he determined to. Both method, I used to be grateful for the prospect to maintain preventing. My head and nostril will heal with relaxation, and my coronary heart will heal with time.”
Whereas Murphy put forth a valiant effort to outlive, she was outlanded by greater than a 2-to-1 margin total within the battle.
Andrade in the end secured a lopsided unanimous resolution win with a pair of 30-25 scorecards, which denotes two separate rounds ended with 10-8 scores, with the third official giving the battle a 30-26.
Regardless, Murphy guarantees that she’ll heal up and are available again higher from the consequence.
“My grownup life has been a dream, and typically I’ve to pay for that dream,” Murphy stated. “I’ll be again someday, however for now I’m simply going to lick my wounds and relaxation a bit.”