Last night, UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko delivered a 2019 Knockout of the Year contender, levelling Jessica Eye with a highlight reel head kick.
Speaking at the UFC 238 post-fight press conference, the champ looked back on this epic victory, which left Eye supine on the canvas for several minutes.
“I didn’t know how deep [the kick] was,” Shevchenko said at the UFC 238 post-fight press conference (via MMA Junkie). “Only after the referee stopped the fight, and I went to the corner, and I saw she’s not getting up, and then I started to think. At the very first moment it’s hard to think about this.”
Valentina Shevchenko continued:
“It’s sport, it’s MMA, and we are training for this,” she added. “If you are not doing this kind of KO, you will get this kind of KO. No one wants to get it, and that’s why we are trading very hard to get better than our opponent. Everyone who steps into the octagon, they know what they can get inside there.”
The champ also discussed her plans for a next fight, suggesting she’d like to fight again soon.
“I will start to think about (when I want to fight again) tomorrow,” Shevchenko added. “I will rest one week maybe and go back to the training, because I am never resting. Of course I am ready to get back to the training camp and have another fight, and I think three, four months from here it would be nice (to fight again).”
What did you think of this victory from Valentina Shevchenko?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/9/2019.