“That didn’t go exactly how I wanted, but My spirits remain high and I’m happy with how I fought all things considered,” Cannonier wrote. “The very first kick he threw broke or fractured my left ulna. I couldn’t find my grove and adjust quickly to get the W so I’ll take my L with pride. @robwhittakermma certainly lived up to my expectations before and after the fight. Congrats mate. Enjoy Xmas and the new (baby). It was a hell of an experience to be here. Can’t wait to go again.”
Cannonier’s loss at UFC 254 snapped a three-fight wining streak, which marked his entire UFC career at 185 pounds. The 36-year-old was returning after a year-long layoff due to a torn pectoral muscle that required surgery and rehabilitation.