Kamaru Usman is in good spirits despite getting viciously knocked out and getting mocked by social media.
On Saturday, Usman was brutally knocked out by Leon Edwards via a head kick in the fifth round of their fight.
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Usman spoke with TMZ on Tuesday to reflect on the knockout and how he feels about becoming a meme. All in all, Usman is taking it all in stride.
It was a great shot. A great shot. I’m talking Hail Mary in the Super Bowl last ten seconds. That was a great shot,” Usman said.
“You know how many people I’ve done that to? It’s not hard at all. It happened. That’ the beautiful thing about this sport is that happens and we forget what was actually taking place in that fight. I’m not down at all. Everyone is more sad about it than I am. Everyone is more emotional about it than I am.”
Usman says he’s interested in rematch with Edwards but admits it probably won’t happen until next year.
“What else makes sense? Just look at the division. What else makes sense,” Usman said. “It’s absolutely what’s going to happen next. I’ve talked to Dana [White]. We’re going to see, I’m going to let him do his job, but we’re going to see what dates make sense. It’s going to be the top of next year.
“I was going to try to squeeze one (more) in this year, but it will probably be the top of next year, and I want to go to England. I’ve been feening to go to England. I feel like England is my second home. England is half Africa. People don’t know that, but it’s half Africa, so it’s time to go over there and entertain those people.”