Murphy on the Barboza fight: "I was coming out to die."

British welterweight Leon Murphy commented on his victory over Brazilian veteran Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Fight Night 241.

"I was coming out here to die. I was coming out to war. I packed all my stuff at the hotel, and I didn't know if I was coming home. That's the kind of mindset I had.

I had a very hard road. I've worked hard, worked my way up, and now I'm going for the belt. I beat the legendary Edson Barboza, who was on a two-fight win streak, so I deserve to be recognized. This is my destiny. I'm supposed to be here, and I'm going to be champion. And listen, next time give me anyone in the top 10, I'm ready for it" - stated Murphy.

Recall that Murphy defeated Barboza by unanimous decision. The fight was recognized as the best fight of the tournament - both fighters received bonuses of $50 thousand.