WATCH: Tim Elliott Honors Robert Follis After UFC 219 Win

UFC flyweight Tim Elliott was fighting with a heavy heart on Saturday night at UFC 219.

Earlier this moth, Elliott’s coach, Robert Follis, committed suicide. Follis was a mentor to Elliott and many other fighters at Xtreme Couture, but he had really developed a special bond with Elliott who was looking to further his career.

So when Elliott scored an impressive win over Mark De La Rosa via anaconda choke at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, he took a moment to honor his coach.

“Robert Follis, I love you,” the No. 11 flyweight said during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

“Thank you for everything”

Here’s video of Elliott’s emotional comments.

Elliott’s win came at 1:41 of the second round.

You can see video of Elliott’s submission victory below.

The UFC 219 pay-per-view card kicks off at 10:00 p.m. ET. In the main event, Cris Cyborg will put her women’s featherweight title on the line against former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm.

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