‘See You Soon’: Backstage Video Shows Kamaru Usman Before And After UFC 278 Loss
Kamaru Usman said he will be back.
Documentarian Will Harris of “Anatomy of a Fighter” released a video this past Wednesday displaying the before and after of Usman on Saturday – from when he was the UFC welterweight to when he was stripped of that title by Edwards at the main event of UFC 278.
Although Usman was the 3-to-1 betting favorite, he lost the fight against Edwards, a fifth-round knockout.
“Leon’s a tough dude,” Usman said after UFC 278.
“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.”
Usman was winning on all judges’ scorecards before Edwards caught him with a head kick knockout in the final round.
An Usman vs. Edwards trilogy match is in the works according to the UFC President Dana White. The fight is being targeted to be in England.