Irene Aldana Speaks On UFC Fight Island 4 Loss To Holly Holm
Irene Aldana has issued a statement following her defeat to Holly Holm.
Going into UFC Fight Island 4, many believed it would be Aldana’s chance to shine. Aldana was the sixth-ranked UFC women’s bantamweight going into the fight and a win would’ve likely catapulted her into contender status. It wasn’t meant to be as Holm earned a one-sided unanimous decision victory.
Aldana took to her Instagram account to address her loss to “The Preacher’s Daughter.” Here’s what Aldana had to say (translation via MMAJunkie.com).
“Today things didn’t go my way. First of all I want to apologize to my corner because we had a very specific fight plan that I could not execute. I felt that something was wrong with my left foot; it wasn’t responding since the beginning of the fight. No excuses, I still know that I faced the best version of Holly, and I congratulate her for winning. I am proud to know that I am competing with the best in the world. This is how this is. This is how sport is: We win, we lose. But as I’ve always shown, the only thing that’s next for me is to train harder, improve and come back stronger than ever. Thanks to all the people who have shown me their support in good and bad times. Thanks to my sponsors for their incredible support always! Ready for what’s next.”
With the loss, Aldana’s pro MMA record falls to 12-6. She has gone 2-2 in her last four outings. Aldana is 5-4 under the UFC banner.