Ricardo Lamas had his win streak snapped Saturday night at UFC 169, falling to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the co-main event.
For Lamas, the chance at becoming “the man” was one he felt he didn’t show up for.
“I didn’t do what I should have done,” he said. “I’m really disappointed with myself because I trained so hard for nothing.”
Lamas (13-3) lost for the first time since a 2010 knockout in the WEC to Yuri Alcantara. he had won four in a row inside the Octagon, including stoppages vs. Erik Koch, Cub Swanson and Matt Grice.
“I should have kept looking for takedowns, but instead, I stood up,” Lamas said. “I reached too late in the fight.”
Aldo dominated the first four rounds, but Lamas did show some life in the fifth. He was able to control Aldo, but not enough to get a finish while well behind on the scorecards.