Erick Silva, following his loss to Matt Brown Saturday night, apologized to his devoted fans for once again coming up short of expectations.

Erick Silva Loses To Matt Brown

Silva (16-5) came into the fight a 2-to-1 favorite against Brown (19-11). Yet, 2:11 into the third round, Brown won by TKO, having punished the Brazilian welterweight with kicks and punches at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati for UFC Fight Night 40. Though Silva had Brown worried in the early moments of the fight, it was Brown, who was making his debut from a back injury last year, that persevered for the win.

Silva Promises Not To Give Up

As exciting and promising a fighter as Silva is, he’s yet to earn back-to-back wins since signing with the UFC in 2011. Silva felt the disappointment of his latest defeat and took to Twitter to reassure his fans that he’d be back for more.

“At first, I would like to thank the people that supported me and stopped by to watch the fight, I know that I let them down,” he wrote, according to Low Kick MMA. “I have no excuses, I know that I'm behind these tough guys but I will always accept fighting regardless of the opponent or my possible win or loss. I know that many will criticize but I'll not give up and I'll be back soon. Thank you all.”

Read more about: