Joe Rogan reaction to Leon Edwards KO of Kamaru Usman

The main event of UFC 278 on Saturday night in Salt Lake City came to an abrupt and shocking conclusion – and by Joe Rogan the immediate reaction to the incredible finish quickly tore through social media.

Rogan, who serves as a commentator for the UFC, sat octagon-side on Saturday night for the welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenge Leon Edwards. Usman entered the contest having won 15 consecutive matches – the second-longest winning streak in UFC history – and was widely considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. And he was in control of Saturday night’s match against Edwards, having won three of the first four rounds on the official judges’ scorecards.

But with less than a minute left in the fifth and final round, Edwards – who looked set to win – landed an incredible kick to the head of Usman and knocked the champion out:

And the shocking turn of events left Joe Rogan truly stunned:

“Oh my God!” Roger said. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

“We were writing [Edwards’] obituary”, broadcast colleague Daniel Cormier added.

But more than the commentary, it was the footage of Rogan losing his mind that captivated combat sports fans – as his eyes widened and he grabbed Cormier and a man blow-by-blow. Jon Anik. The clip was quickly shared on Twitter:

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