A lot more people are probably familiar with the name Khaos Williams , following UFC Vegas 14 . But, the rising welterweight knows he can’t let what he’s accomplished so far in the UFC go to his head.
Williams plans to “keep grinding”
The 26-year-old Williams was booked to fight Abdul Razak Alhassan in the co-main event of Saturday’s card, after quickly putting away Alex Morono in February. While Williams turned heads in that bout, which was his UFC debut, Alhassan also had some buzz around him leading into UFC Vegas 14.
Well, if you watched Saturday’s card, you know that Williams dropped jaws throughout the MMA world by knocking Alhassan out in just 30 seconds. The latter was out cold, before he even hit the Octagon floor.
During the post-fight press conference, Williams acknowledged that people know understand, how dangerous he is. But, at the same time, the Michigan fighter said he has no intention of reflecting on the big win for long (quotes via MMA Junkie ).
“One thing about me is I never get comfortable, you know?” Williams said. “I never get comfortable. No matter what I do, I got to keep outdoing myself.
I got to continue to keep grinding.
… I don’t even praise my work too long. I just keep moving forward.
This moment’s happening right now, but I still got a long way to go.”
And while discussing the win over the heavy-handed, Alhassan, Williams also said this.
“I feel like I can knock anybody out, you know?” he said. “I mean, it’s a fight. If you hit someone hard enough, they might be able to knock me out.
Who knows? But at the end of the day, we’re all human beings, and like I said before, metaphorically speaking nobody is bulletproof.
You hit me the hard way, I hit you the hard way, you go down.”
Williams is saying all the right things here. While Williams has needed less than a minute to win his two, UFC bouts to date, there is no shortage of top-tier welterweights in the UFC.
So, it will be interesting to see who the UFC taps to face Williams next.
Comments from White?
After Williams vicious win, he could be seen talking with Dana White as he left the cage. When asked about that correspondence, the fighter said this.
“He was like, that was one of the greatest knockouts he’s seen,’” Williams said. “It was pretty impressive, especially who I knocked out.
You get what I’m saying? As far as he’s a knockout artist himself, he’s got 10 first-round knockouts, so for me to knock him out that’s pretty impressive.”
Hard to argue with that. Following Saturday’s win, Williams’ record now stands at 6-1.