This Tuesday, three days later Kicked out by Leon Edwards in the main event of UFC 278Kamaru Usman finally spoke about the defeat he suffered on Saturday in Salt Lake City (USA). In an interview with TMZ Sports, the former welterweight champion said he had recovered and congratulated the tormentor on his beautiful high kick in the fifth round of the fight.
Kamaru Usman in an interview with TMZ Sports: The former champion was calm with the defeat – Photo: Reproduction / TMZ Sports
– I feel fine, I’m in good spirits. It’s a fight, speak up. (…) What a hit! It was a big hit! It was like Hill Mary in the final 10 seconds of the Super Bowl, it was a big hit – said the Nigerian fighter, comparing the successful kick to playing a soccer ball where the quarterback throws the oval from far away, in desperation, to attempt a life-saving touchdown at the end of the game.
Osman also said that he is less heartbroken than his friends and relatives, and that he sees defeat as an opportunity to turn around and set an example for people facing adversity. He’s determined to make an immediate rematch, which would seal the trio between the two fighters (they’ve already faced each other in 2015, with the Nigerian winning). And he was ready to take on the showdown in London, where Edwards resides and trains.
– What has another meaning? See the division. This will definitely happen after that. I spoke to Dana (White, UFC president), we’ll let him do his work and we’ll see the due date. I was looking forward to being fit this year, but probably next year and I want to go to England. I feel England is my second home. England is half African. It’s time to go out there and entertain my people. What a story! It couldn’t be written better than that.
I love Leon and I am very happy with him. That’s great for his story and even better for mine. He wanted a fight in London and now he’s got it, and it’s a big fight. It’s a huge fight. I’m really excited about it!
– Camaro Usman
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