The Anatomy Of A Fighter youtube channel has served up a 15 minute behind-the-scenes documentary showing footage of Kamaru Usman both before and after his head kick KO loss to Leon Edwards last weekend.
The video, which you can watch below, is extremely well produced and provides a compelling insight into one of the most dramatic and unexpected endings to a fight in the history of the sport.
“Leon’s a tough dude,” Usman told Anatomy Of A Fighter in his locker room after the loss. “The thing, the reason he’s a tough guy is because even when I break his spirit, break his will, the next round he always starts with the heat. It’s almost like he replenishes, he doesn’t stay on E. He’ll come back, even though I remind him very quickly to go back down, he always comes back with it.
“That’s very f****** dangerous when guys fight like that. The only other guy who really fought like that was Emil Meek, the viking. That motherf*****, I would have to beat him into the ground to stop him. Props to him. And all I have to do to beat those kind of guys is just outclass them, and I did that.
“But sometimes, something crazy happens.
“Good job, ‘Rocky.’ Good job, ‘Rocky.’ See you soon.”