Bryce Mitchell on UFC 282 loss: ‘I wish I never ever took the fight’

Featherweight Bryce Mitchell suffered his first career loss at UFC 282 on Saturday and revealed that he had the flu days before entering the cage against Ilia Topuria.

Mitchell posted a video to social media on Monday discussing the loss, him being ill, and said that it wasn’t him out there at T-Mobile Arena.

“Hey I just want to let y’all know that I’m feeling just fine. I’m (back) home and I just want to thank y’all for all the love and support. And I definitely got to let you know that it really wasn’t me out there. You know, I had the flu the week before and you know I thought I’d just tough it out. And I didn’t feel good at all in there. I wasn’t myself and I trained a lot harder and could have performed a lot better,” he said in the video.

”You know I wish I never ever took the fight.  But I didn’t know it would mess me up that bad, so I thought I’d be able to hang in there for all three rounds,” he continued.

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