Certainly one of two Brits to seek out success on the second night time of Struggle Island was Lerone Murphy.
‘The Miracle’ moved to 9-0-1 to retain his unbeaten standing with a victory over Ricardo Ramos.
The featherweight secured the victory with a floor and pound within the very first spherical and it was considered one of solely two TKOs of the entire night time.
Murphy, like all Brits and the vast majority of non-American UFC fighters, have needed to patiently look forward to a possibility battle for the previous 5 months because the coronavirus pandemic took ahold of the world.
With journey restrictions in place, UFC president Dana White’s imaginative and prescient of Struggle Island, although seemingly far-fetched to start with, was the reply for overseas fighters with the ability to compete.
To White’s credit score, he made the thought a actuality and now we’ve had two of the 4 occasions scheduled for Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island – all being delivered to you reside on talkSPORT 2.
Murphy was definitely grateful for the possibility, saying in his post-fight interview: “Massive shoutout to UFC Europe.
“Actually huge thanks to Dana White for placing these exhibits on within the pandemic.
“I’m very, very grateful. My first win within the UFC, many extra to return. Prime 15, I’m coming.
Properly, it appears as if White heard him as he congratulated Murphy on remaining unbeaten and hastagged ‘in case you don’t know, now you recognize.’
Murphy has fairly an unimaginable story. The 28 yr previous is fortunate to be alive, a lot much less profitable fights within the UFC.
Seven years in the past, Murphy had a life-changing second that turned him into the particular person he’s right now. In 2013, he received shot within the face.
In an interview with MMA Preventing final yr, he stated, “it turned my life round, that shot modified my mindset, received into coaching, my power modified.”
Murphy has been a person on a mission ever since and with a person like Dana White behind you and your means, he might have an enormous future within the firm.
Most of Murphy’s work earlier than UFC got here with Full Contact.