If you're going down, go down in a blaze of glory.
That's pretty much what happened to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight warrior John Makdessi, who suffered a technical knockout loss to streaking division contender Donald Cerrone on the UFC 187 pay-per-view (PPV) main card last Saturday night (May 15, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada (full recap here).
And a broken jaw to go with it.
After getting wrangled by "Cowboy," Makdessi -- who took the bout on super short notice following an injury to Khabib Nurmagomedov -- went under the knife to repair his busted mandible. Now it's time for the talented Canadian to look toward the future.
One filled with uncertainty, according to his latest Facebook update:
In regards of my career I'm 30 years old now I've been competing since the age of 6 and turned professional at the age of 23. The 155 devision always leaves me at a disadvantage with opponents having the size and reach advantage and at 145 I won't feel strong, be too weak and it won't be good for my health. It's to bad they don't make more weight classes for the fighters like they do in boxing. I have to be smart I take too many risks fighting bigger guys, but I know it's a business no ego involved. This fight I took a lot of damage. Never in my life took so much damage. Have to sit down with myself do a lot of thinking a lot of healing and see what I'm going to do next. Want to give a special thanks to Core Nutritional, Ben Hoffman and my team for all the support and help.To my fans thank u for all your support. I love u guys.
Read his entire post here.
Makdessi (13-4) is unlikely to lose any momentum in the 155-pound division, at least in terms of matchmaking, after bailing the UFC out of trouble when "The Eagle" was (once again) grounded. In addition, one or two big wins for "The Bull" and he's right back in the thick of things.
Assuming his latest injury -- which is notorious for crushing morale -- hasn't sent him to the sidelines for good.