“Don’t be Putting Pressure on Us”- Khama Worthy Sends a Message to The Fans

Published 06/24/2020, 1:37 AM EDT


Khama Worthy was scheduled to fight at the troubled UFC 249 event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. At the time he was to face Ottman Azaitar, and then he was to fight Michael Johson. Unfortunately, both fights fell through which led ‘The Deathstar’ to cool his heels in the sidelines for a couple more months. Now he will fight Luis Pena on the Preliminary card of UFC on ESPN 12. 

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Khama ‘The Deathstar’ Worthy promises to deliver a fun fight

In a chat with MMA Junkie’s’ Nolan King, the Lightweight fighter opened up on his opponent for this Saturday. He said, “Oh yea I’ve watched all of his fights. I actually like him. He’s a cool fighter. I like the way he fights and stuff. I’ve watched all of his fights in UFC, I’ve watched him in Ultimate fighter and stuff.”

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In addition to showcasing his preparation for Pena, he claims to be excited to fight ‘Violent Bob Ross.’ “So I was definitely looking forward when they offered him to me. I told my manager yea I’m looking forward.”

Khama Worthy at UFC 241

‘The Deathstar’ acknowledged that the fight is tricky given the fact that he faces a tall southpaw fighter. However, he says he has prepared well for that combination too as he aims to go 2-0 in the UFC

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When probed about what fans can expect from this fight, ‘The Deathstar’ named another fight. Following that, he requested fans to back off and not overhype a fight such an extent that a good fight seems underwhelming. To prove his he highlights the UFC 248 co-main event between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero. 

“The Black Beast vs Francis Ngannou, stop anticipating s**t and let s**t happen. Don’t be putting pressure on us. You gotta perform you gotta be this.” He continued, Listen we go out there. You’re gonna get a good fight. Sometimes like the Adesanya-Romero fight, people put so much on fights and if it’s not as they think they are like ‘aw this s**t sucks.'”

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He claimed that fans booed his last fight and once more promised that fans will get an interesting and fun fight.

Can ‘The Deathstar’ go 2-0 in the UFC? Or will the Italian Pena win his 2nd fight of 2020?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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