- Kamaru Usman revealed his thoughts on his upset loss to Leon Edwards on social media
- “The Nigerian Nightmare” swore to make a strong comeback
If there’s someone who has the right to be very upset following Leon Edwards’ UFC 278 win, that would be no one else but Kamaru Usman, the man on the wrong end of the story. But despite the disappointing title loss, “The Nigerian Nightmare” keeps his head up high.
Defeated but not gone
As expected, Usman, who successfully defended his welterweight belt five times before being dethroned by “Rocky,” kept it classy as he addressed his lost on social media.
— UFC (@ufc) August 21, 2022
According to the now former 170-pound king, champs mess up sometimes but he vows to bounce back “with vengeance.”
“Champs f*ck up sometimes… but we bounce back and come with vengeance!!” Usman wrote on Twitter.
Usman also showed great sportsmanship as he did not forget to congratulate his foe and the new UFC welterweight champion.
“Damn I love this sport!!! Things happen but… Alhamdulillah we move!! Congratulations [Leon Edwards],” he added.
A looming rubber match
The UFC 278 title bout was a highly-anticipated rematch between Usman and Edwards. The pair first faced each other in 2015 with “The Nigerian Nightmare” getting the better of “Rocky” three rounds, winning via decision. When Usman beat Tyron Woodley to become the new welterweight champ in 2019, Edwards has locked his sights on his former rival and eyed a crack at the 170-pound strap since then.
In the rematch, Usman was evidently winning until Edwards hit him with a devastating head-kick that quickly knocked him out cold. Nobody saw it coming but the real question now is- will there be a third fight between Usman and Edwards. Nothing is concrete yet at this point but it’s safe to say that fans are now rooting for a rubber match. Let’s wait and see.