UFC's Khaos Williams On Controversial Ending, Stoppage Wasn't Early!!
UFC's Khaos Williams On Controversial Ending: 'Definitely Wasn't An Early Stoppage'
11/16/2021 10:02 AM PT
Khaos Williams -- rising UFC star -- says there's no (legit) controversy surrounding his UFC Fight Night KO win ... which some have argued was stopped early by the ref.
"I'm glad that he's alright, but he was asleep. It was a good stoppage. It was a good stoppage. Live to fight another day," Khaos tells TMZ Sports.
He added ... "Definitely wasn't no early stoppage."
27-year-old Williams floored Miguel Baeza in the 3rd round with a perfectly placed right hook to the chin, sending the fighter crumbling to the Octagon floor. Khaos jumped on top of Miguel, raining down a few heavy ground and pound shots before the fight was stopped.
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Baeza immediately protested, and he wasn't the only one.
Even Henry Cejudo said the stoppage was early, writing on social media ... "These refs really have to get checked. If someone gets dropped it doesn't mean you call the fight off! Too many refs calling the fights early @danawhite"
FYI, Dana White said the stoppage was good.
As for what's next for the rising star, Khaos is now 13-2 (and controversy aside, just beat a guy who only has 2 career losses) ... and is looking to fight a ranked opponent.
And if/when he does, Williams tells us he'd LOVE for hip-hop star Meek Mill -- a guy he's admired for many years -- to be by his side as he walks in the Octagon.
"It's unexplainable man. Words can't even explain it," Khaos says ... when attempting to describe what it'd be like to spend time with the "Dreams and Nightmares" rapper.