After back-to-back stoppage losses to reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, many expected a more conservative Cody Garbrandt to show up at UFC 235.
That appeared to be the case, until Garbrandt clashed heads with opponent Pedro Munhoz after ducking under a high kick.
After falling down from the headbutt, ‘No Love’ sprang back to his feet and started swinging for the fences until Munhoz dropped him with a right hand and finished the fight.
Fans can’t understand why, after two consecutive knockout losses to ex-teammate Dillashaw, Garbrandt was so reckless against Munhoz.
This is what 27-year-old had to say on social media.
I got head butted and after the head butt I was on auto pilot, congrats to Pedro he stuck tough. I love this fight game. I’ll be back thank you to all my supporters means a lot! https://t.co/AbIYDOCJxg
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) March 3, 2019
“I got head butted and after the head butt I was on auto pilot, congrats to Pedro he stuck tough. I love this fight game. I’ll be back thank you to all my supporters means a lot!” Garbrandt posted on Twitter.
Despite the accidental headbutt, Garbrandt has nothing but respect for Munhoz and congratulated the Brazilian on his career-defining performance.
Despite the criticism, Garbrandt earned a $50,000 Fight of The Night bonus for his brawl against Munhoz and the Team Alpha Male product is still considered a top bantamweight talent.
As of now, Garbrandt is still ranked at No. 2 in the official UFC bantamweight rankings.