Claressa Shields Remains Upbeat After First MMA Loss: ‘No One Said This Journey Was Going to Be Easy’

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Boxing champion Claressa Shields is still in good spirits following her first MMA defeat at the 2021 PFL Championship.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist lost her fight to Abigail Montes via a split decision. After the defeat, Shields hopped on Twitter to let her supporters (and her haters know) that she hasn’t let the loss get to her and that she’ll be back.

“I loss a split decision, I didn’t get my a— whooped 🤣 I also improved,” she tweeted. “All I’m going to do is go back to the drawing board and keep learning. No one said this journey was going To be easy. MMA is new to me, I’m fighting on a world stage after only 9 months of training. #blessed.”

She continued: “The difference in last night was I’ve never had to fight or even train in a cage so d—n slippery. It’s all learning & just different from boxing. I did a lot of things right last night. I just loss a split decision.”

The fight comes weeks after Shields boasted that she could easily beat YouTuber, Jake Paul, in a fight.

“Don’t ever disrespect me,” she said when asked if she’d appear as his undercard. “I would never fight on the undercard of Jake Paul. I’m a three-division world champion and a two-time Olympic gold medallist in boxing,” she told reporters.

“I would never fight on Jake Paul’s undercard. I don’t know what Amanda Serrano’s purse was – I think it was $75,000-$100,000. I would never fight another boxing match for that money because I’m worth so much more. I’m a $1 million fighter,” she continued.

Of course, Paul caught wind of her recent loss and wasted no time in rubbing it in:

Shields has since made her tweets private.

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