The defeated lightweight has now issued a statement on that loss, which Vick refers to as the worst night of his life.
It was through Instagram that Vick issued the statement:
Worst night of my life last night. Thank you @justin_gaethje for the opportunity. Tho confident in myself I did always respect you. I said what I said to get and promote the fight. You are a class act and I do appreciate your kind words last night. I have no excuses. I was in shape, healthy and confident. I blew it. For all those that believed in me and support me I am truly sorry. I will go back and keep training and loving this life of being a fighter and a martial artist. This is the life I have chose and I guess this comes with the territory. Thanks to all my friends, family and teammates for the support and thank you @UFC for the opportunity.
Vick has only suffered two defeats during his tenure in the UFC, with that other loss also coming by knockout to Beneil Dariush at UFC 199 in June of 2016.
There is no word yet on how long Vick is going to remain out of action for, but the loss for Vick did help Gaethje end a two fight losing streak of his own.