UFC 284 didn’t go as deliberate for gentle heavyweight Tyson Pedro. The 31-year-old Metropolis Kickboxing fighter misplaced to Modestas Bukauskas by way of unanimous determination on the prelims, snapping a two-fight win streak.
Pedro went on social media early this week to offer a little bit of perception into his efficiency. Whereas he did give credit score to Bukauskas, he revealed battling gastroenteritis (abdomen flu) earlier than the combat.
“Firstly, I wished to thank Modestas,” Pedro stated in an Instagram video (H/T MMA Mania). “Recreation opponent, he took the combat on quick discover and got here out on prime.
“I’m not taking something away from him and I believe some individuals could have thought that’s what I used to be doing by saying I had well being considerations, however that’s not the case in any respect. He got here, he beat me, and that’s the combat recreation.
“The night time earlier than my combat, I contracted gastro. It was excessive diarrhea and vomiting for the entire night time.
“When the UFC bus got here, I used to be nonetheless on the bathroom floor vomiting and if you wish to affirm it, you’ll be able to ask the USADA man who needed to sit there watching me shit nonstop whereas he was attempting to take my piss take a look at.”
After UFC 284, Pedro’s file dropped to 9-4.