‘I’m Relieved’: If Jai Herbert Didn’t KO Khama Worthy, He Said His Time With The UFC Would Be Over
Jai Herbert’s time in the UFC was on the line Saturday at UFC Vegas 41, but Herbert offered an emphatic reason to stay in the promotion.
At UFC Fight Night 196, also called UFC Vegas 41, Herbert (11-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Khama Worthy (16-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) shared the octagon where they exchange bombs, but Herbert was the one who earned a knockout victory.
Herbert suffered two losses in the UFC and needed the victory.
“It was a good combo. I hurt him with a left hook, right hand. Then I hit him with a head kick. As I threw the head kick, I went straight into the punches because I knew he’d be covering up. He was by the fence, so he couldn’t push away. … I’d rate it about a 7.
“I needed a win. I knew I needed to do it in good fashion, or else I’d be straight out the door, I believe. I had no choice but to get the win and do it in spectacular fashion.”
Herbert admitted that he knew it wasn’t going the distance, but he was in a constant battle with himself. He was nervous.
“More than anything, I’m relieved,” he said.
Meanwhile, Worthy has suffered his third loss in the promotion, and now his UFC record includes two victories and three defeats.