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Corey Anderson releases statement after UFC Rio Rancho loss

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Corey Anderson isn’t letting another loss keep him down.

Shortly after losing a rematch to Jan Blachowicz in the UFC Rio Rancho main event on Saturday, Anderson took to social media to comment on the first-round knockout defeat.

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The funk don't quit!

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“A great coach once told me, ‘You have five minutes to sulk and then it’s on to the next one!’ We live and we learn,” Anderson wrote. “Back to the drawing board. I appreciate each and every fan and hater!

“A [loss] has never stopped me and it ain’t stopping me now. See y’all at the top!”

Anderson entered Saturday’s contest on a four-fight win streak and was poised to potentially challenge Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship with another victory. He even owned a previous win over Blachowicz, a lopsided unanimous decision nod at UFC 191 over four years ago.

However, Blachowicz tripped up Anderson’s plans to assert himself as the No. 1 contender when he landed a crushing right hand in the first round of their rematch that put Anderson down for the count.

Anderson’s recent resume includes wins over the highly-touted Johnny Walker and one-time light heavyweight championship challenger Glover Teixeira, so it remains to be seen how much this loss hurts his standing in the eyes of the matchmakers.