Fans react after Dana White suggests that Kamaru Usman surpassed Georges St-Pierre as the greatest welterweight of all time: “Usman hasn’t even surpassed Matt Hughes”

By Harry Kettle - March 22, 2024

Fight fans have reacted to Dana White’s suggestion that Kamaru Usman is the greatest welterweight of all time.

Dana White and Kamaru Usman

It goes without saying that Dana White is an opinionated guy. The UFC CEO has never been one to shy away from a debate, and he’s always going to speak his mind. In a recent podcast appearance, he caught many off guard by suggesting that Kamaru Usman – not Georges St-Pierre – is the greatest welterweight ever.

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“When you become a f*****g world champion in the UFC, you went through death f*****g row of the baddest motherf*****s that you could possibly fight. When you talk about a Kamaru Usman, who went through (the division) twice. You might not like Kamaru, you might not like whatever you might not like about it but you can’t deny that he is the greatest welterweight of all time. You can’t deny it, you cannot, don’t like Kamaru all you want, whatever you don’t like about him, that’s your f*****g deal, you can’t deny it,” White said.

As you can probably imagine, a lot of fans disagree with that thought.

Backlash for White

Unsurprisingly, there’s been a backlash. At the same time, we can’t imagine Dana White is going to care all too much. Usman has certainly achieved a great deal in his career and his resume at welterweight speaks for itself, but purely for a numbers standpoint, it feels like the unanimous favorite in this category is Georges St-Pierre.

Who do you believe is the greatest welterweight of all time? Who would be on your Mount Rushmore at 170 pounds? Do you have a problem with Dana White making remarks like this, or do you not really care? Let us know your thoughts on this, BJPENN Nation!

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