Masvidal Admits Usman’s Knockout Win Really Hurts


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.

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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…

Source: Complete Sports