Johnny Bedford Threatened To Kill Rani Yahya Before UFC Fight Night 51 Bout

After his dominant performance against Johnny Bedford last night at UFC Fight Night 51 that saw him pick up a 2nd round submission victory, Rani Yahya revealed that Bedford had threatened to kill him at the weigh ins the day before.

He spoke to MMAFighting.com:

“He said, ‘Do you think I’m afraid of you? I’m going to kill you.’ I don’t know when he saw that because I never asked him if he was afraid of me. So he showed me that he was afraid. I’m afraid too. I have fear but the difference is I admit that because I’m a human being and I use that fear in my favour.”

“It kept me focused. I tried to surprise him with my striking, which he did not expect. So I was able to land a lot of strikes on him.”

“I respect my opponents. I kept myself calm, kept myself cold to do what I had to do.”