'I'm not done, I'll see him again' - Usman says he is not finished with Edwards
American and Nigerian professional mixed martial artist Kamarudeen Usman suffered defeat in the main event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 286 card in London, United Kingdom.
The Nigerian Nightmare lost via majority decision to English professional mixed martial artist Leon Edwards in the early hours of Sunday, March 19.
In their trilogy meeting, Usman was gunshy with a cautious approach t avoid the head kick knockout for a second time.
Edwards was able to control the fight at length with his kicks and do enough to get the victory in front of his home fans.
Usman congratulates Edwards
Usman after the fight spoke to Daniel Cormier in the octagon about the result.
The Nigerian Nightmare insisted that he was able to push Edwards to some tough spots and did enough for the win.
Usman despite the fights against Edwards insists that they are still going to meet in the future.
He praised the Jamaican-born star for his victory and promised to bounce back from back-to-back defeats.
Speaking at the 02 Arena in London after the fight, Usman said, “I think I did enough to win the fight but I knew it was close. He had a great game plan.
"I always said from the start we’d meet again and I’m not done. We will see each other again.
“I always gave him props for what he’s accomplished. He’s a brother like myself and great respect. London you’ve got yourself a great champion.”
On his return to the octagon, Usman explained that he needs to spend some time with family first.
He added, “Not too long. I’ll get back with my coaches. I’m one of those guys, I can’t sit for too long.
“I’ll spend some time with my daughter. You guys get to watch us but you don’t know what we have to sacrifice to be here. We put it on the lines every time.”
Usman has now lost back-to-back fights for the first time in the UFC and faces a tough UFC
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