Garbrandt Opens Up About Loss, Takes The Humble Honest Approach To UFC 217 Defeat

Fight fans gathered around the Madison Square Garden Arena on Saturday night for UFC 217. The entertaining fight card featured three different title fights, including the octagon return of Georges St-Pierre. Co-headlining the event, Cody Garbrandt attempted to make the first defense of his UFC bantamweight title as he faced off against former champion and former opponent T.J. Dillashaw.

“No Love” nearly finished his opponent in the first round, dropping Dillashaw with a right hand just before the bell. However, the fighter was not able to get the finish before the end of the round. In the second round, Dillashaw earned a TKO victory over the now former champion.

Speaking to UFC reporter Megan Olivi, Garbrandt offered his honest view of the night’s match up.

“At the end of the day, win lose or draw, you just have to be honest with yourself. I’m brutally honest with myself. I made a technical error and he capitalized on it, so hats off to T.J. This is what happens in this game. This is what I love to do, but at the end of the day you just have to be honest with yourself. I made an error and he capitalized.”

Cody Garbrandt finished his thoughts on the matter by adding:

“I went out there. This is the best me going out there and fighting T.J. and he just capitalized on a dropped hand.”