Jorge Masvidal has said it hurts to be knocked out by Kamaru Usman for the first time in his career in front of family, friends in Florida.
Speaking after losing in their rematch at UFC 261 at Vystar Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, Masvidal also said the Nigerian won fair and square and was the better man.
Usman floored Masvidal (35-14, 12-8 UFC) with a picture-perfect straight right hand and sealed the deal with approximately five hammerfists on the canvas in the second round.
Reacting, Masvidal said, “I thought we were gonna wrestle more. I was ready to wrestle 25 minutes,” “All the props to him in the world, he caught me by surprise. He’s got my number, nothing I can say but he won this fair and square and God bless him, man.
“In the presence of my family, friends and fans, It hurts (to lose). I’ve never been knocked out in 50 pro fights. Usman showed me something he didn’t show me in the first fight. I didn’t feel his power and that’s what happens when you’re overconfident.
“All the props to him in the world. He caught me by surprise. He’s got my number. Nothing I can say, he won this fair and square. God bless him.”