In the face of every show under the auspices of Eagle FC, Khabib Nurmagomedov is actually in the spotlight more than the fighters performing at the show of his MMA promotion. Not surprisingly, given Nurmagomedov's status in the MMA community. There are growing questions about how Nurmagomedov would fare in...
Kamaru Usman believes Canelo Alvarez loss has ‘tarnished’ superfight: ‘His aura of invincibility has diminished’
Reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has been looking to put his No. 1 pound-for-pound spot to the test in a crossover fight with world-class boxer Canelo Alvarez, but now “Nigerian Nightmare” doesn’t know if the sueprfight holds enough weight considering Canelo’s recent loss to Dimtry Bivol.
Kamaru Usman discusses complications with healing his hand injury: “I couldn’t potentially fight again”
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman hasn’t had an easy time recovering from his hand injury. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ was last seen in the cage last November at UFC 268. Usman scored a unanimous decision over Colby Covington, defeating ‘Chaos’ for the second time. Following the victory, many assumed that the champion would face Leon Edwards again.
In the eleventh month of last year, Kamara Usman entered her fifth title defense in the UFC welterweight category. The Nigerian defeated Colby Covington for the second time, and it is interesting that Usman defended the belt twice against Jorge Masvidal. Some resent him for fighting the same opponents too...
Georges St-Pierre and Kamaru Usman are two of the greatest welterweights to ever lace up a pair of four-ounce gloves, but who would win if they somehow met in their primes?. That debate has continued to heat up as Usman racks up title defenses during his four-year run as UFC welterweight champion. And although it’s a question that will never truly be answered, the 41-year-old St-Pierre was always a master tactician in his heyday, so he’s given thought to how he’d approach a fight against MMA’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter.
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman couldn’t care less if the UFC decides to create an interim title in his absence. Currently, Usman is dealing with a hand injury that has kept him sidelined since his last bout. That being a November title defense against Colby Covington, which he was victorious in via unanimous decision.
UFC legend, Georges St-Pierre, has detailed the strategy he would have used to defeat Kamaru Usman. Georges St-Pierre, widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history, retired in February 2019. The Canadian is a two division champion in the UFC, having won titles in the welterweight and middleweight divisions.
Gilbert Burns believes Leon Edwards has the best chance to dethrone Kamaru Usman and become the new welterweight champion. Usman is currently rehabbing his hand but when he returns it is expected he will face Edwards next. The two fought back in December 2015 and it was Usman edging out a decision in a close fight. Since then, both Usman and Edwards haven’t lost and Burns believes there are a few key reasons why the Brit can have success against the champ.
Kamaru Usman says Khamzat Chimaev and other contenders need to beat Colby Covington before they get a title shot
Kamaru Usman believes Khamzat Chimaev and other welterweight contenders need to get past Colby Covington before they can get a title shot. Usman is currently on the sidelines as he rehabs his hand injury. When he returns, it’s likely he will face Leon Edwards. After that, there is no clear-cut contender but Khamzat Chimaev is one fighter knocking on the door. Yet, Usman believes the Swede should have to go through Covington first.
In a perfect world, UFC 278 will see Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards run things back with Welterweight gold on the line. According to Ariel Helwani, the promotion hopes to book the rematch for UFC 278 on Aug. 20, 2022, in what is anticipated to be Salt Lake City, Utah. The location of the event has yet to be officially announced.
With big fights happening every week and new champions being crowned along with current championship forging their legacy, it's easy to forget that Kamaru Usman is still the pound-for-pound best in MMA today. But is it possible for Usman to catch a former pound-for-pound champ and arguably the greatest ever...
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