Rashad Evans took in the UFC 278 main event sitting beside Kamaru Usman’s family and detailed what it was like following his knockout loss to Leon Edwards.
On Saturday past, Leon Edwards inspired and shocked the whole mixed martial arts community worldwide by separating Kamaru Usman from consciousness. The now-former champion was 60-seconds away from making another successful defence of his title and appeared to be in cruise control, but Leon Edwards had other ideas. The Jamaican-born landed a head kick, which saw him achieve a life-long dream of becoming UFC champion.
Former UFC star, Rashad Evans, was one of many in attendance and explained on the Morning Kombat show what it was like to be surrounded by Usman’s family and friends as he was sent to the canvas out cold.
Rashad Evans on Sitting Next to Usman’s Family
“Being there was unbelievable because I’m sitting there right next to his family and his daughter’s sitting right there next to me and when that whole thing happens you just hear this scream, it was just kind of very traumatic for me, just being a brother to Kamaru, watching him go down like that, man. It just made me feel real sick.”
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Following images circling on social media of Usman’s daughter in floods of tears as her Dad tasted defeat for the first time in the Octagon, Conor McGregor made a strong point in stating that the children of fighters should be left at home during battle.
“I feel this deep. I do not suggest bringing family whatsoever. Especially the children. This is different fighting. I’ve done both sides of this and feel going to the mission solo is best. You can see family again post battle. Will definitely be continuing this way going forward.” The former double champion Tweeted.
The way Usman’s body fell lifeless caused major distress to those close to him, and the former champion has already broken silence after his defeat expressing that he will return with a bang.
Where do you think Kamaru Usman goes from here? Is it an immediate rematch with Leon Edwards? Let us know what you think!