Nigerian professional mixed martial artist, Kamarudeen Usman, has lost his championship after he was K.O by Britain’s Leon Edwards in a epic battle on Saturday night, at Vivint Arena, in Salt Lake City. This feat by the Jamaican-born British professional mixed martial artist made him the UK’s second ever UFC champion, after Michael Bisping
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Leon Edwards who was first defeated by Kamaru in 2015, had his sweet revenge and victory last night, after he landed a vicious kick that sent Usman dashing to the canvas with just seconds left of the clash, ending Kamaru’s 19-fight win streak that made him became the UFC’s pound-for-pound king in the years that followed.
After receiving the belt as the new UFC welterweight champion, Leon Edwards said,
“I feel great. They all said I couldn’t do it, they all said I couldn’t do it. Look at me now. “It doesn’t matter. From the trenches. I’m built like this. I go until the final bell. Pound-for-pound, head shot, dead.
“I told you we could win a belt from the UK, now look at me. There is no pound-for-pound, the belt belongs to nobody. “I told you, mum, I’d change our lives. World champion, world champion, look at me now. I was born in Jamaica with nothing. I lived in a wood shack with a zinc roof.”
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Reacting to his loss, Usman made 2 tweets stating clearly he still love the sports despite being K.O.ed few seconds in the last round, and congratulated the new UFC champion, Leon Edwards, he said;
Champs f$ck up sometimes… but we bounce back and come with vengeance!! 👊🏿🌍🤴🏿 #NGHTMR,
Damn I love this sport!!! Things happen but… Alhamdulillah we move!! 👊🏿🌍🤴🏿 congratulations