On Saturday night, on the main card of UFC Sao Paulo, Sam Alvey stepped into the Octagon with Brazilian MMA legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who was returning from a lengthy hiatus from competition. Unfortunately, Alvey’s opportunity to take out an MMA legend didn’t go quite the way he planned. Instead, the American was put down by a volley of punches in the bout’s second round.
That being said, Sam Alvey is still all smiles post-fight — no surprise there.
The middleweight turned light heavyweight spoke on his loss in an Instagram video post-fight, assuring he’ll be back soon and that he’ll never lose again.
“Ladies and gentlemen, Smilin’ Sam here, coming after an un-victorious night,” Sam Alvey said in his Instagram post, which also featured his young son. “Just want to let everyone know, I thank you so much for all the support, and for those of you that are hating on me, rot in hell.”
“It was fun here in Brazil, and I’m sorry I’m leaving a loser, but next I’m in the cage — maybe Milwaukee, I’m pushing for it,” Alvey continued. “I’d love to fight in my hometown. But anyway, than you again guys. I’m feeling alright. I’m going to go to a Brazilian steakhouse before I get on the plane, then I’ll be back to the States to train, get better, and I’m never going to lose again. You watch it happen — or watch it not happen?”
Having come up short against Nogueira, Sam Alvey returns to the loss column after back to back wins over Marcin Prachnio and Gian Villante. He’ll return home to the United States with an overall record of 33-11, and a 10-6 mark in the Octagon.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/23/2018.