Going into UFC on FOX 23, TUF winner Julianna Pena was a bit cocky and arrogant, and was complaining nonstop about not getting title shots and Ronda Rousey being this and that, and blah, blah, blah.
Valentina Shevchenko shut her up with a quickness, courtesy of a surprise armbar. And now Pena has opened up about her first loss in the Octagon. I daresay she’s a little more… humble?
As per her Facebook:
So so sorry about my loss you guys. Too hungry. At this level of competition you cannot make the first mistake or you pay the price. This is a big time learning experience for me. Time to move forward though. I take one look in the past and then I turn around and keep it pushin toward the future.
Michael Jordan missed shots and even the best MMA fighters have tasted defeat at some point in their career.
My character is not defined by my wins and losses nor are they contingent on the amount of love I receive from those who truly matter to me.
Mass Thank you to those who realize how much work goes into this process. It takes a village to get to the big stage and I could not be more grateful for my team who continue to help me achieve my dreams on a daily basis.
You guys motivate and inspire me to continue to be great. You guys are my mentors, my heroes, my main support and without you being there for me, there would be no VenezuelanVixen.
Much respect,love and thankfulness to those who tuned in to the fight. Like the terminator says, I’ll be back.