Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman showed his rival Jorge Masvidal class in a fierce defeat at UFC 261.
Usman defended his welterweight title in his rematch with Masvidal after their first match ended in points Victory for Usman last July.
Kamaru Usman who retained his welterweight with a stunning KO of Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 rendered Masvidal unconscious with a stunning right hand and some punches followed, to put the match to stop.
Usman with this win retains his welterweight and would now face another rematch later this year against Colby Covington whom he stopped in December 2019.
Reacting to the win, Usman said
“You all said you wanted violence… you’re welcome,”
“No disrespect… I want to say thank you to my man Jorge. You elevated me, you made me have to… it’s been a while since I’ve been nervous before a fight but he elevated me.
“He made me go to the workshop, I had to sharpen my tools to come out and put on a performance like that. I am still getting better.”
Masvisal after the deafeat 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 this fair and square.”