Thiago Santos had not fought since coming up short against one of the greatest fighters of all time, Jon Jones. It was back in July 2019, a fight that would follow with him sidelined until last night.
Santos faced Glover Teixeira who is the number 3 ranked Light Heavyweight in the world. Despite a valiant effort and hurting Teixeira in the early stages, Santos was submitted in round 3 by the fellow Brazilian.
After a brief moment of silence, Santos has taken to Twitter to address his fans and explain how he feels about last night.
“I am so disappointed by myself” he opened with.
He went on to say how he didn’t follow any of what he trained, and apologised to his coaches.
I'm so disappointed by myself, I didn't anything what I have trained, I wasn't there. I just wanna say sorry to my coaches, my family and everyone who support me. thank you God for everything in my life, I am so blessed, nothing can change my faith.— Thiago Marreta (@TMarretaMMA) November 8, 2020