Dominick Cruz addresses loss in Instagram post

Dominick Cruz took to Instagram to address his KO loss on Saturday night.

“I’m grateful to all of you who came out on Saturday, and for all the love and support here!” he wrote on Monday. “The body feels great and I’m thankful for my health. I’ll be seeing you all next up on September 10th at the desk.”

Cruz was up on the scorecards before Marlon Vera landed a perfectly timed leg kick to drop the former champion out cold. After the loss, many questioned whether Cruz should resume his fighting career or call it a night once and for all.

During the post-fight presser, Vera called the skills of Cruz low level.

“I was just being patient, I was taking my time,” Vera said at the UFC on ESPN 41 post-fight press conference (h/t MMA Fighting). “I dropped him in the first round, and when I dropped him I didn’t go crazy. I didn’t try to chase the finish, I never chase the finish. I don’t have any problems standing in front of you and finding those openings. Honestly, me and my team, we really think the way he fights is kind of very low level. There’s no base, there’s no good stance, all that movement side to side — we told each other, ‘We have to kick this guy’s ass.’ But by saying that, you put a lot of pressure on yourself.”