Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Tai Tuivasa after UFC Fight Night 209 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Ciryl Gane after UFC Fight Night 209 win?)

Tai Tuivasa’s winning streak and surge up the heavyweight rankings was brought to an abrupt end by Ciryl Gane in the UFC Fight Night 209 main event.

After putting together five consecutive knockouts inside the octagon, Tuivasa (15-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) ran into an opponent that had too much for him. He suffered a third-round knockout loss to Gane (11-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in the headlining at at Accor Arena in Paris.

Although it was an unwanted setback, Tuivasa’s stock didn’t drop much in the Fight of the Night battle. He had his chances to win, and now he must regroup and figure out how to close the gaps in his game.

What should be next for Tuivasa? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future after UFC Fight Night 209.

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Twitter reacts to Ciryl Gane's electric KO of Tai Tuivasa at UFC Fight Night 209

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