When the result of the bout was announced to the live crowd and to those waching on TV, a defeated Adams was nowhere to be found on camera because he had exited the Octagon before any announcements were made.
Adams has since taken to Twitter to apologize for his post-fight behavior:
I apologize to the ufc and to the fans for the way i acted after the fight. I let my emotions get the better of me and i acted horribly. To everyone present and watching at home i truly apologize. I took a few to the head and was caught up in the moment.— Juan Adams UFC (@chosenjuan285) July 21, 2019
Guys i don’t party after a loss, I’m sorry. I am sorry for losing composure, i am sorry for not honoring my word, and all i can do is prove myself if given another opportunity. Whatever is next is next, but next week it’s back in the gym.— Juan Adams UFC (@chosenjuan285) July 21, 2019
The fighter has now suffered two straight losses under the UFC banner, with the other defeat coming against Arjan Singh Bhullar at UFC Fight Night Ottawa. Hardy, on the other hand, has now won two straight in the UFC and has only suffered a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter.