There are far worse ways to lose than falling to a talented youngster like Perez on the scorecards. However, for Figueroa the defeat on Saturday night marked his third straight stumble and will almost certainly spell the end of his UFC run. He’s tough, going the distance with Michael McDonald a few years back, but isn’t likely to improve to the point of being a consistent threat. Look for Bellator or WSOF to sign Figueroa since he was 9-1 prior to his recent slide.
There were twelve losers emerging from the carnage at UFC 167, though most folks would argue one of the involved men was a victim of circumstance rather than his adversary’s abilities. In the evening’s main event, welterweight Johny Hendricks gave it his all against champion Georges St-Pierre over a 25-minute tilt only to have two of the three judges scoring things see things differently than the rest of the world. What’s next for Hendricks, or the other eleven fighters who lost more decisively, remains to be seen but one thing is for sure – fans will be talking about the event for years to come! (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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