After suffering the first loss of his career, Jimi Manuwa is anxious to return to action and work his way into title contention.
"Posterboy" was in the United Arab Emirates a few weeks ago for UFC Fight Night: Abu Dhabi, where he caught up with WHOA TV to discuss his loss to Alexander Gustafsson, as well as what the future holds for him.
Manuwa admit that while the loss to "The Mauler" was the first blemish of his career, he plans to learn from the experience and use the new-found knowledge in later fights.
"I learned so much from the loss and used it more as experience, so I'm not too gutted about anything," Manuwa said. "I know how it feels to be in there with the best in the world. That has given me more confidence and I'll know what to do next time."
Manuwa made it clear that his loss to Gustafsson has not derailed his ambition to fight for a UFC title in the future. The Briton intends on learning from his lose, and use it to propel himself back into title contention within the upcoming year.
"I'm still gunning for the belt. Nothing has changed for me. I think I'm two more fights away from being a title contender again."