Kamaru Usman is the primary pound-for-pound fighter within the UFC proper now. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ displaced Jon Jones just lately after the latter dropped a spot attributable to inactivity and the latest disciplinary points surrounding him. Usman has already defended his welterweight belt 4 instances, and continues to be undefeated within the UFC.
There was a variety of discuss Kamaru Usman transferring up a weight class and difficult for the middleweight championship. Nonetheless, it has all the time been pending for the reason that friendship between fellow Nigerians, Usman and middleweight champ Israel Adesanya has been extra than simply glory and titles.
In a latest interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN, Usman’s supervisor and Dominance MMA CEO Ali Abdelaziz that he would by no means disturb the Usman-Adesanya equilibrium, however will like to see Usman pummel Robert Whittaker, in case Adesanya loses to ‘Bobby Knuckles’ subsequent yr.
“I imagine stylistically he’s a nightmare for lots of those guys” – Ali Abdelaziz on Kamaru Usman
Abdelaziz was quoted as saying: “On the finish of the day, if Whittaker wins, Kamaru can go up and struggle Whittaker too. He’ll whoop Whittaker. I imagine Kamaru can go as much as middleweight and turn into a champ, at the moment. I imagine, stylistically he’s a nightmare for lots of those guys.” [firstsportz.com]
Whittaker and Adesanya fought again in UFC 243. Adesanya was the interim middleweight champion previous to that. In solely the second spherical of the struggle, Whittaker was knocked out chilly in his personal yard. Since then Adesanya has stored maintain of his MW title.
Usman, then again, is ready to face Colby Covington in a rematch at UFC 268. The fierce rivals shall be operating again their all-time traditional that came about in December 2019. Covington this time, is decided to convey actual ‘Chaos’ to the Octagon in a bid to rectify the errors that value him the struggle, final time round.
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