UFC 119 Results: Sean Sherk Wins, What Does It Mean For Evan Dunham?

Andrew GladstoneCorrespondent ISeptember 26, 2010

Last night at UFC 119 Sean Sherk handed Evan Dunham his first professional loss in the mixed martial arts world but not without some controversy

The Indianapolis fans booed the decision and even booed Sherk for winning the fight, but what does it mean for Evan Dunham?

"I thought Dunham had won the fight," UFC President Dana White said in the post-fight press conference.

Sean Sherk vs. Evan Dunham would end up fight of the night and certainly was one of the better fights of the year, but many feel that Dunham won.

Despite the loss, the future looks bright for Dunham as even the former UFC lightweight champion Sherk praised him for his efforts.

"I told Evan after the fight, that I could see him being UFC champion someday," Sherk said.

It appears the stock of Dunham has only risen with this loss and that big things could be in store for Dunham's future, but Dunham sees things differently.

"It's definitely bittersweet," Dunham said in reflecting the loss to Sherk.

"More bitter than sweet, a loss is a loss."

"I wanted to stand with him.  When he came in for the shot just to try to stuff the shot and frustrate him.  He got me down.  I was truly relived he couldn't hold me down.  I think I got complacent in the first round.  When he was on top of me I found myself thinking, 'Why? Why are you down here? Why are you staying down here? Get up.'  When I made that decision in my mind to standup I think I was able to do it.  I took some shots before I made that decision.  I was being too complacent.  Lesson learned."