Mixed martial arts star Matt Hallam gave his Boston fans the thumbs up for their support on Saturday night.
But after suffering a defeat in the second round, he paid tribute to his backers.
“All my fans were awesome, I’m just sorry I couldn’t win the title for them,” Hallam told The Standard.
“It was overwhelming that they got behind me like that.
“I just wanty them to know that I’ll be back to do the business for them again.”
A second round TKO saw Birmingham-based Bahati land the title, after a series of elbows cut Hallam’s head open.
To read Hallam’s views on the cage fight, don’t miss tomorrow’s Boston Standard.