Yves Edwards Okay After KO Loss, Plans on Resuming Training this Week
By Kelsey Mowatt
Despite incurring one of the more violent knockouts in recent UFC history, Yves Edwards has informed FCF that he is doing well and plans on resuming non-contact training later this week, following his loss to Sam Stout this past Saturday.
Speaking to FCF via text, the accomplished veteran reported that he is “okay”, already running, and will “start training my BJJ this week.” Edwards added that he “probably won’t box until sometime next month.”
When asked if he was interested in commenting on the fight, Edwards responded by texting:
“I haven’t seen anything but the finish. I remember feeling good about my speed compared to his, but when you get hit with a good shot there’s not much you can do.”
Stout knocked Edwards out with a left hook at UFC 131 shortly before the four minute mark of the opening round. The loss ended Edward’s three fight winning streak, which included a second round, choke out victory over Cody McKenzie in January.
In September, the accomplished veteran returned to the Octagon for the first time since 2006, and scored a unanimous decision win over John Gunderson at UFC Fight Night 22.
The 34 year-old-fighter, who made his UFC debut in September, 2001, now holds a record of 40-17-1.