Khalil Rountree Jr. gave a rousing speech about overcoming depression after scoring the most disgusting KO win on Saturday Karl Robertson.
“I don’t want to wait until I’m a champion to tell my story and where I came from, being a 300-pound kid on the verge of suicide.” round tree said after his second-round win during the UFC Fight Night event at the Apex in Las Vegas. Rountree, a 32-year-old American from California, said March marked 12 years since he’s trained and competed in MMA.
As I hold back the tears khalil round tree then told the small and intimate crowd at the UFC studio, and those watching at home on ESPN+, that he was once a 300-pound kid “who was burdened with depression and didn’t know what to do with my life.” “.
He said: “I just want to share this and really inspire the millions of people out there who are just like me who don’t have a dream and don’t know what they’re doing. “I want to be able to share my story with that kind of people because maybe there are some lives I can change. So when I come in here, man, that’s what I focus on. “I want to be able to tell a story with my life and not just come in here and fight. Yes, that’s what made me who I am today, but I want to be able to do something big. If I’m going to take on the world like this, I have to focus.”
Khalil Rountree wipes the floor with opponent Karl Roberson at UFC Vegas 50
Khalil Rountree landed 18 of 54 shots (33%) in the opening round and every single one of those shots was thrown with bad intentions. round tree hit him with jabs, leg kicks and overhand left punches and got his right in the second round by unleashing a punch spin that ended with an almighty right hook that sent Roberson to the ground.
round tree didn’t need a second call to shoot him when he was down and stuff Roberson tried to get up round tree broke his ribs with a kick so hard that the thud could be heard from the press line.
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