Norman Parke took the microphone and hailed bitter rival Mateusz Gamrot after their one-sided clash in Poland last night.
At a studio in Warsaw, Parke was forced to soak up severe punishment in the third meeting between the two men.
Their first bout at 'KSW 39: Colosseum' ended in a unanimous decision victory for Gamrot, though many thought Parke won. Then, in the rematch, the bout was declared a no-contest after Parke suffered two eye pokes from the Pole.
But in Warsaw last night, Gamrot (16-0) remained undefeated as he picked the Ulsterman apart over three rounds in an almost flawless performance.
The referee called upon the cageside doctor, who declared that Parke could not continue.
The bout was to have been for the KSW unified lightweight title but Parke missed the weight and so it was a non-title affair.
In the co-main event, Borys Mankowski defeated Marcin Wrzosek over three rounds.