SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Flyweight Tyson South (21-12-1) won in an exciting fashion at UFC San Diego, beating knockout artist Ode Osbourne.
Osborn has several knockouts under the UFC banner, a rarity for a 125-year-old player. Nam proved that he also had explosives in his hands, finishing the fight with several right hands in one round.
“That’s all the emotion in one punch,” Nan told media including the Cageside Press after his victory, which happened to be his first fight in 19 months. “Not surprising, it’s the right hand again.”
This is the moment Nam has been focused on throughout his absence. So much so that he smiles in the octagon. That’s because “It’s so happy,” Nan said. 19 months, right? All I’ve been doing is thinking about 19 months. Something that would drive anyone crazy. So to come back here and walk in front of the fans? My God.”
“From training, coaching, rehab, progress, to stepping into the cage. It’s in your head: 19 months, ring rust, you get a little nervous, you get a little anxious,” Nam continued. “I didn’t feel it at all. As soon as we got in the car, I’ve been here before and I’ve been doing it longer than anyone on this fight card. I’m home. I’m home.”
As for the 125-pound weight class, Nam is bullish on it. “The flyweight bout was hot. We knocked each other down, we threw each other. It was probably the biggest blow to flyweight, the lack of KOs. We bring it every week. Put a flyweight on every card. , you’ll see the knockout.”
Watch the full UFC San Diego post-fight press conference with Tyson South above.