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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Khama Worthy beat Devonte Smith with a first-round knockout Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC 241 in Anaheim, Calif.
Take a look inside the fight with Worthy, who pulled off the biggest UFC upset of the year against Smith, who was as much as a 12-1 favorite.
Result: Khama Worthy def. Devonte Smith via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:15
Updated records: Worthy (15-6 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Smith (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
Key stat: Smith had a six-fight winning streak snapped – a stretch that featured six knockouts, five of which were in the first round.
Worthy on the fight’s key moment
“I’m not King Kong. I’m not Megatron. But if you want to put me out, you’re going to have to kill me. If I have one breath left in me, I’m going to try and kill you. That’s how I fight. I fight to kill everything. I went from being on the local circuit to knocking out one of the top prospects. They were talking about him being in title contention soon.”
Worthy on taking the fight on short notice
“I feel like I’m on top of the world. I was hesitant about taking the fight. I was 19 pounds over when they called me. I didn’t really want to cut that weight in 3 1/2 days. I run a gym. I have a family. I have a baby girl who I take to day care. I had to put all of that on hold, and then it just happened. That’s why I came out to ‘God’s Plan’ (by Drake). I couldn’t plan this better. I fought three weeks ago and won by knockout, and then I get here and I’m not just fighting anyone – I’m fighting one of my best friends, who is a rising star and who is a face destroyer, and I came in there and carved him up. I just take all that glory with me.”
Worthy on what he wants next
“If anyone is listening, I heard Conor McGregor likes fighting old dudes. I turn 33 next month. I’m not quite that old, but if Conor McGregor doesn’t have an opponent, I’m more than happy to take it.”
To hear more from Worthy, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
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