Julianna Pena Looks Back on First Loss: “Michael Jordan Missed Shots”

After her first loss inside the octagon, 8-3 Julianna Pena took to social media for her final words on the losing bout.

After losing to Valentina Shevchenko by submission in the second round at UFC on Fox 23 in Denver, Colorado, bantamweight Julianna Pena said the following on 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 😉 #NeverGiveUp #LiveLifeToTheFullest#MinorSetBackForAMajorComeback #DontCountMeOut #UFC

Currently ranked number one in the division, Pena’s opponent Valentina Shevchenko is expected to be next to fight for the belt against current champion Amanda Nunes.