James Vick reflects on Justin Gaethje loss: “This all still feels like a bad dream”

James Vick

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC Lincoln, streaking lightweight contender James Vick had his momentum slowed by a knockout loss to Justin Gaethje.

On Tuesday, James Vick continued to meditate on this loss, explaining that it still feels like a bad dream. That being said, Vick also assured that his family is helping to keep him on track, and that the best of his MMA career is still to come.

Well two days later and this all still feels like a bad dream. The old me yrs ago would've just went into isolation for a couple weeks and ignored everything in life. But things have changed I am now a adult with a beautiful family and serious responsibilities. My son is 4 and a half months old now and I have missed half his life gone away to training camps. My girl has been so strong and amazing holding our family down and taking care of our son all by herself. All of her family is back home in Hawaii where she's from and my family lives 2 hrs away so she's pretty much did it all on her own. She's such a amazing mother and I love my family so much!! I was beat but not broken I am still 9-2 in the UFC, only 31 yrs old and many great yrs of fighting ahead of me. And most importantly I have never lost my passion for this fight game and still love it as much as the first day I started! I will rise from this, show my son not to give up when times get hard and will continue to work hard to give my family the best life possible in the future and make sure they never need or lack anything they need in life!!

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“Well two days later and this all still feels like a bad dream,” James Vick said of his loss. “The old me yrs ago would’ve just went into isolation for a couple weeks and ignored everything in life. But things have changed I am now a adult with a beautiful family and serious responsibilities. My son is 4 and a half months old now and I have missed half his life gone away to training camps. My girl has been so strong and amazing holding our family down and taking care of our son all by herself. All of her family is back home in Hawaii where she’s from and my family lives 2 hrs away so she’s pretty much did it all on her own. She’s such a amazing mother and I love my family so much!! I was beat but not broken I am still 9-2 in the UFC, only 31 yrs old and many great yrs of fighting ahead of me. And most importantly I have never lost my passion for this fight game and still love it as much as the first day I started! I will rise from this, show my son not to give up when times get hard and will continue to work hard to give my family the best life possible in the future and make sure they never need or lack anything they need in life!!”

What do you think the future holds for James Vick after UFC Lincoln? How do you think he’ll bounce back?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/28/2018.