Dana White after Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards: It’s how crazy this sport is
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Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards was a real spectacle. Many expected Usman to finish the match in the opening rounds. However, Edwards surprised everyone and ended up defeating Usman with a knockout. Dana White commented on the fight and thinks Usman was good.
“I thought that Usman fought the perfect fight,” UFC President Dana White said at the UFC 278 post-fight press conference, as quoted by mmafighting. “It was crazy, because I was listening to the commentary and [Joe] Rogan and [Jon] Anik and [Daniel Cormier] were dead on with everything they were saying on what Edwards needed to do and what he should be doing.
As soon as they were saying it, he literally lands the head kick”. Dana White commented on the fight and thinks Usman was good. “You think of everything that was on the line for Usman tonight, and Usman fought with absolute and total confidence all night,” White said.
“He fought the perfect fight. “It might not be the most fan friendly style, but he was landing big shots to the body, big shots to the head, elbows. Couldn’t have fought a more perfect fight until the last minute”.
Dana White on the fight
What impressed White was how unpredictable things had become. “It’s how crazy this sport is,” White said. “It’s what makes this sport the greatest sport in the world. That you can sit through four rounds and four minutes and that can happen in a fight.
Anything’s possible in this sport. Every time we make a fight and it’s like ‘this is one-sided, lopsided’ — there are no lopsided, one-sided fights in this sport. Anything is possible. I said this week talking to you guys, the problem is people won’t give Leon enough credit and he’s a very dangerous opponent.
Wow. “We’re probably in a situation, there was a minute left in the fight, we probably had people getting up and walking out because it was looking like this was going to be a shutout for Usman and boom, a head kick.
It’s what makes this sport so great, so exciting and why it’s so fun. You can never take it for granted and think that something’s over until it’s over”. His goal is to make a trilogy happen. “How do you not [do a trilogy]? Yeah [I want to do it in England],” White revealed.
“I don’t think [Leon would] have to sit and wait anyway. He wouldn’t have to wait that long. He’d have to go back into camp and start training anyway. “First of all, we’d have to have the date.
I think we’re booked up into January now. There will be no waiting for him, even if it’s a rematch”.