Johnny Walker reacts to Magomed Ankalaev knockout loss at UFC Fight Night 234

Johnny Walker won’t give up on his title hopes after UFC Fight Night 234.

Walker (21-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) was knocked out by Magomed Ankalaev (19-1-1 MMA, 10-1-1 UFC) in Round 2 of their main event Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Ankalaev settled the score with Walker after their first fight at UFC 294 was ruled a no contest due to an an illegal knee which rendered Walker unable to continue. Walker took to Instagram to open up on the loss.

“I’m good, just a little scratch on my nose,” Walker said. “I’m going to watch my fight and see what mistakes I did later on. … It is what it is. We fight the best in the world. I’m one of the best in the world and I’m going to face the best in the world. It could be me, could be him. So he had a better night than me, and congratulations to him, Magomed Ankalaev. Hope he gets the belt now and I’m going to keep grinding, keep going forward, and keep going upwards.”

“Win or learn right @coach , fighting the best in the world, one little mistake cost the win 🥇, you don’t make make so you can’t brake me, you didn’t build me so you can’t kill me! Let’s keep climbing.”

Prior to back-to-back fights with Ankalaev, Walker picked up three straight wins over Ion Cuțelaba, Paul Craig, and former title challenger Anthony Smith.

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