Jorge Masvidal has admitted suffering a knockout in the hands of Kamaru Usman in front of his family and friends really hurts.
Usman retained his welterweight title with a stunning second round knock out win over Masvidal at UFC 261 on Saturday night.
Both fighters were meeting for a second time in less than a year following Usman’s points victory last July.
But on this occasion, Usman needed a little over six minutes to retain his title, rendering Masvidal unconscious with a stunning right hand.
He followed up with several unanswered blows on the canvas before referee Herb Dean stepped in.
And reflecting on the loss Masvidal said:”First time [I’ve been knocked out] in my career and it’s front of my people, my family and my friends so it hurts.
“I’ve never been knocked out in 54 fights. Usman showed me something I didn’t see in the first fight. I didn’t see his power.
“I thought we were going to wrestle more, I was ready to wrestle for 25 minutes. All the props in the world to him, he caught me by surprise and he has my number. There’s nothing I can say but he won fair and square.”
Usman has now made four defences of his title and is expected to face another rematch later this year against Colby Covington whom he stopped in December 2019.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.