Khalil Rountree reminded the world that it’s important to live your life every single day and take control of it

UFC Vegas 50 delivered some incredible fights and adrenaline-filled moments. But the most significant event came during the post-fight press conference, when Khalil Rountree delivered an emotional message urging fans to live their life to the fullest.

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Khalil Rountree during UFC Vegas 50

Rountree had to battle some inner inhibitions and demons before stepping inside the cage. He picked up a second-round win at UFC Vegas 50 by ferociously finishing Karl Roberson with a body kick followed by punches. The Ultimate Fighter season 23 finalist was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus later that night.

When asked about his challenges before the fight, Khalil immediately broke down in tears and delivered a profound moment by saying,

“I don’t want to wait until I’m a champion to tell my story and where I come from being a 300-pound kid on the brink of suicide burdened by depression, not knowing what to do with my life, not knowing where to go,” Khalil Rountree said. “I just want to be able to share that, and really inspire the millions of people out there who feel just like I do, who don’t have a dream and don’t know what they’re doing, that just need something. I want to be able to share my story with these types of people because maybe there’s some lives that I can change. So when I come in here, man, that’s my focus.”

Moments like these remind fans that although however tough these fighters look inside the octagon, they all face adversity and sacrifice a lot for our entertainment.

“A much underutilized legal strike” – Conor McGregor applauds Khalil Rountree’s performance

Khalil Rountree stole the limelight at UFC Vegas 50 with his smacking body kick that earned him a second-round TKO victory over Karl Roberson. The bout was fairly contested up until Khalil changed the course by landing an excruciating body kick, that downed his opponent and followed it up with a barrage of strikes.

UFC superstar and former two-division champion, Conor McGregor took notice and immediately expressed his approval of the sequence. He posted a picture of the soccer kick attack and raved about how underutilized the attack is.

He said, “A lovely timed soccer kick to the body of a downed opponent. A much underutilized legal strike. Nice to see some fresh innovation again in there instead of the usual garbage we see over and over.”

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