Olivier Aubin-Mercier isn’t sure what his MMA career next has in store for him.
“The Canadian Gangster” suffered his third straight loss last weekend at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta, dropping a unanimous decision to Arman Tsarukyan.
Aubin-Mercier said in a statement Tuesday on social media that he is “heartbroken” as a result of his recent defeat.
“Three consecutive [losses] is not great, when you try to be the best in the world,” Aubin-Mercier wrote. “I was more than ready and was better than ever, [Tsarukyan] was simply the better man.”
Aubin-Mercier said because of his three-fight skid, he isn’t sure what’s going to happen next.
“The only thing I know is that i’m not done. I will be back,” Aubin-Mercier wrote. “I still think I’m getting better everyday, I’m healthy and I still have the passion to fight. I love my life and I’m proud of what I accomplished so far. This is just a pretty big bump in my career.”
Aubin-Mercier was riding a four-fight winning streak before running into Alexander Hernandez, Gilbert Burns, and now Tsarukyan. Once considered a top lightweight prospect and possibly a future contender, the 30-year-old holds a 7-5 record in the UFC. His biggest wins are a first-round TKO of Evan Dunham, a decision over Anthony Rocco Martin, and a submission of Drew Dober.
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Won’t lie, im hearthbroken. 3 consecutive L is not great, when you try to be the best in the world. I was more than ready and was better than ever, @arm_011 was simply the better man. I dont know what’s going to happen next. The only thing I know is that i’m not done. I will be back. I still think i’m getting better everyday, I’m healthy and I still have the passion to fight. I love my life and I’m proud of what I accomplished so far, this is just a pretty big bump in my career. I would like to thank my coaches @firas_zahabi @h2omma @levis.dlabrie @ryanortizo_onelegwonder @myologik_performance @georgesstpierre And I would like to thank you guys for the support. I love you all. Ciao. / Je ne vais pas mentir, j’ai le coeur brisé. 3 défaites de suite lorsque tu veux devenir le meilleur au monde, c’est pas bon. J’étais plus que prêt et j’étais meilleur que jamais. @arm_011 a simplement été le meilleur athlète. Je ne sais pas ce qui va arriver par la suite. La seule chose que je sais, c’est que je ne suis pas fini. Je vais revenir. Je crois que je m’améliore à chaque jour, je suis en santé et j’ai encore la passion. J’aime ma vie et je suis fier de ce que j’ai accompli. Ceci est juste un gros “nid de poule” dans ma carrière. J’aimerais remercier mes coachs @firas_zahabi @h2omma @levis.dlabrie @ryanortizo_onelegwonder @myologik_performance @georgesstpierre Et j’aimerais vous remercier pour votre support. Je vous aime tous. Ciao. #
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