Kamaru Usman Nearly Replaced Diaz To Fight Leon Edwards At UFC 262

According to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, UFC 262 nearly had a second world title fight that would have consisted of him making the quick turnaround against Leon Edwards after Nate Diaz pulled out of the fight. Last week, it was revealed tha…

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UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman believes that Michael Chiesa is as deserving of a world title shot as any of the other names available in the division. After defeating Gilbert Burns in the UFC 258 main event, Kamaru Usman was eager to step right…

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman believes that Michael Chiesa is as deserving of a world title shot as any of the other names available in the division. After defeating Gilbert Burns in the UFC 258 main event, Kamaru Usman was eager to step right back into the Octagon to scratch his competitive itch and rub […]

Usman: Covington’s Claim To Title Shot Can’t Be 5 Rounds & Broken Jaw

Kamaru Usman has finally provided a detailed explanation as to why he believes Colby Covington is undeserving of a world title shot.  In recent weeks, whenever Colby Covington’s name has been mentioned to Kamaru Usman, he has repeated the same lines ab…

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Kamaru Usman Could Move To Middleweight If Vettori Beats Adesanya

Kamaru UsmanKamaru Usman has expressed an interest in moving up to middleweight but only if Israel Adesanya is no longer holding the 185lb belt. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is fresh off an impressive victory over Jorge Masvidal. Usman spectacularly knocked out ‘Gamebred’ inside two rounds to settle their two-fight rivalry. Usman is keen to fight again soon. […]

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Kamaru Usman has expressed an interest in moving up to middleweight but only if Israel Adesanya is no longer holding the 185lb belt.

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is fresh off an impressive victory over Jorge Masvidal. Usman spectacularly knocked out ‘Gamebred’ inside two rounds to settle their two-fight rivalry.

Usman is keen to fight again soon. The welterweight division is currently without a clear number one contender. Usman has called on his rivals to be active and stand out from the crowd.

“I’ve been through the whole division and now I’m coming back around,” Usman told ESPN. “So everyone sitting around and going ‘I’m next, I’m next, I’m next!’ I don’t really believe in that. Show me something. Show me some activity. Leon Edwards, granted he was kind of stuck in that funky spot where he didn’t fight for two years and that set him back but look at the guy. Since he fought me he’s put together an impressive resume. Putting together an eight-fight win streak or something like that. You’ve got Michael Chiesa putting together a four-fight win streak, you’ve got Vicente Luque coming back and putting on a four-fight win streak and finishing these guys, so why does he deserve this shot? Just because he went five rounds and then I broke his jaw and finished the fight? That doesn’t make sense to me.”

If Vettori manages to upset Adesanya at UFC 263, Usman could move up to middleweight.

“With the whole Marvin and Israel situation, I don’t necessarily want to think about that,” Usman said. “I’m 100 percent behind Izzy and I think he can pull it out. I love Marvin as well but I think Izzy can pull that one out. He’s done it before and I think he can and I think he will. But if there was a case to where I would actually go up and challenge for that belt it would be without Izzy being in the picture. So if Izzy’s not champ, then it’s something I could take a look at.” (Transcribed by MMA Fighting)

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Jake Paul Responds To Kamaru Usman’s Dark Threat With More Taunting

Jake Paul doesn’t appear to be taking Kamaru Usman very seriously. Yesterday, Kamaru Usman made himself perfectly clear that he is not playing any games with Jake Paul after Paul posted a picture of Usman with his daughter at Disney World. Paul was app…

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