British mixed martial artist, Leon Edwards, has said that people doubted him before he defeated Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman and won the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title at UFC 278.
Edward said this at his post-fight interview in the cage at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, U. S. on Sunday morning after beating Usman.
He displayed one of the greatest comebacks in mixed martial arts history against Usman.
The 30-year-old Jamaican-born British fighter looked to be headed for a defeat on the judges’ scorecards.
But then faked a jab with his left hand and then landed a left-foot kick to the head that sparked Usman to claim the belt.
They all doubted me, they all said I couldn’t do it – look at me now!” Edwards said in the cage after the fight.
“I’m from the trenches, I’m built like this, I battle until the battle is done. I have been down my whole life, and look at me now!”
Edwards is only the second British fighter to hold a UFC title, following in the footsteps of Michael Bisping, who won the middleweight title in 2016.