Witness to George Floyd's death weighs in on Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict

Donald Wynn Williams II, the MMA fighter who witnessed Floyd’s death and testified at the trial, shares how his testimony helped bring justice to Floyd and his family.
2:53 | 04/21/21

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Witness to George Floyd's death weighs in on Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict
We want to go back now to that top story, the guilty verdict in the Derek chauvin trial. Joining us live on "Gma" is mma fighter Donald Wynn Williams II who witnessed George Floyd's death and testified at the trial. Donald, want to say good morning to you. Thank you for joining us this morning. Your testimony had a big impact. It likely helped to convict Derek chauvin so how do you feel about bringing justice to George Floyd and his family. I feel excited and like a Lott of weight is off my shoulder that the family actually got justice for the murder of George Floyd and that the world is, you know, starting to make a change and see that this shouldn't continue to happen. How were you able to use your mma training to lend even more credibility to your testimony? Just being able to tell the truth and, you know, explain and paint a picture to the world about what I actually seen and, you know, what I was speaking on and I believe my credibility in mma and my profession actually helped out with this story a lot because a lot didn't understand what blood chokes was. During your testimony when a recording of George Floyd's life was replayed, you got emotional so what was going through your mind as you rewatched that? Yeah, it was very touching and heartbreaking because I have not watched the video and I stay away from the media on the aspect just for my own sake and just to stay focused on the story. Definitely know it was hard to watch. It was very, very emotional to relive that scene again in court. Absolutely. We can definitely understand that. And do you think this verdict will be the beginning of change in the way that police interact with people of color? Yes, I believe it will and I hope that change continues to happen after this because that's what we need is change. I can't agree more with you on that, I want to thank you for joining us, Donald, and, you know, just thank you. That's all I can really say. Man, I thank you. It's a pleasure to actually be talking to you and I think, you know, for having me is just -- I'm actually sweating a little bit. One of my favorite defensive players, man. I appreciate that. I appreciate that. Thank you so much and have a great day, my friend. Robin. One of his favorite defensive players. I want to know his favorite offensive player. We don't need to go into that. All right. Good of him to join us, thanks, Michael.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"2:53","description":"Donald Wynn Williams II, the MMA fighter who witnessed Floyd’s death and testified at the trial, shares how his testimony helped bring justice to Floyd and his family. ","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"77210564","title":"Witness to George Floyd's death weighs in on Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict","url":"/GMA/News/video/witness-george-floyds-death-weighs-derek-chauvins-guilty-77210564"}