Kamaru Usman’s proud record of 15 UFC fights without defeat came to a sudden, shocking end in the final minute of his welterweight title fight against Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on Saturday night when he was KO’d by a perfectly executed head kick, and he’s since spoken out about the loss.
“Champs f$ck up sometimes… but we bounce back and come with vengeance!! 👊🏿🌍🤴🏿 #NGHTMR,” Usman wrote on Twitter hours after the defeat.
Usman seemed to be in good spirits despite suffering the first knockout of his career, and went on to congratulate his opponent.
“Damn I love this sport!!! Things happen but… Alhamdulillah we move!! 👊🏿🌍🤴🏿 congratulations @Leon_edwardsmma.”
Usman also wrote a follow-up post yesterday in which he hinted that he intends to learn from his mistakes and then prove once again that he’s once of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.
“I am truly overwhelmed by all the support. I am ok,just got caught in the right spot. These things happen. We will learn from them and do what greatness requires 👊🏿🌍🤴🏿🙏🏿.”
Dana White confirmed that an immediate trilogy fight between Edwards and Usman is what he expects to see next, and even suggested that it might take place at Wembley Stadium in England.
However, White then went on to acknowledge that concerns over the weather in the UK could rule out the possibility of an open-air event of that magnitude.
Update: Check out this new interview with Usman here.