But is it too little, too late? Not according to "Mandingo" (via MMA Fighting):
"I didn't think it was the right decision. But you know what, man? I got too excited because I was winning on the feet for the first time in my life (laughs). I was like, I'm going to try and knock this dude out. He stayed outside and I tried to make him fight in the middle of the ring. He did a good job running and they called it a split decision, which I didn't think was right... This is just a setback, a bit of a humbling experience for me, and a reminder to go in there and not leave it in the judges' hands. By no means am I going to change as a person. I'm still going to up the ante. When I get my next opponent I'm going to let everybody know what I'm going to do again, only this time I'm going to impose my will. Trust me, as soon as I make those adjustments I'll be right back talking smack."
After stringing together fifteen straight fights without a defeat, 40-year-old lightweight Antonio McKee suffered his first loss since 2003 after judges awarded his UFC 125 opponent Jacob Volkmann the split decision win in their "Resolution" undercard fight back on Jan. 1 in Las Vegas. The former MFC star claims to be "humbled" by the loss but refuses to change his ways, which includes plenty of pre-fight smack talk. But is anyone still listening after "Christmas" day?