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It didn’t quite go as Jairzinho Rozenstruik had planned on Saturday evening against heavyweight veteran Alexander Volkov. 

The heavy-handed Surinam native last just over two minutes in the cage with the giant Russian before referee Herb Dean stopped the fight after Volkov dropped him with a quick combo against the cage — a flurry which came moments after Rozenstruik appeared to have Volkov hurt with some strikes of his own.

Rozenstruik was clearly hurt by the barrage and attempted to wheel away from his opponent but not before Dean called off the fight; a call which left him perplexed, as he later expressed on Twitter.

“Hi everyone. I’m kinda confused on how the fight went and I’m disappointed that it was stopped,” he wrote online. “It definitely was a troubling situation, but I was far from giving up the fight. Did someone lay flat on the ground with his eyes shut? That’s what we call a knockout.

“Alexander and I basically just started exchanging some heavy strikes. The stuff you all wanted to see! Big up to Volkov for taking the fight. I’ve no noteable damage and I like to fight soon.”

The defeat makes it four losses in his last six for Rozenstruik, a noticeable career downturn after he began his career with 10 successive victories, four of those coming in his opening fights in the UFC against well-known names like Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem.

His statement also makes it clear that he is anticipating getting back in the Octagon before too long, so don’t be surprised to see ‘Bigi Boy’ back in there trading heavy leather before the summer is out.