Kron Gracie earned his first Fight of the Night award on Saturday, but he believes he deserved more than just a bonus check.
A day after losing a unanimous decision to Cub Swanson in the co-main event of UFC Tampa, Gracie took to Instagram to share an image from the bout of him punching Swanson accompanied by the caption: “I won that fight.”
Gracie, the latest prospect from MMA’s most famous fighting family, entered Saturday’s bout with a 5-0 pro record, with all of his wins coming by way of submission. His fight with the considerably more experienced Swanson took place entirely on the feet and while Gracie had his moments, it appeared that Swanson was the more effective striker through three rounds.
All three judges scored the fight 30-27 in Swanson’s favor. Despite that clear-cut verdict, it would appear that Gracie does not agree.
For Swanson’s thoughts on the encounter, check out his post-fight scrum from UFC Tampa last night.