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Kamaru Usman questions Sean O'Malley for considering Ryan Garcia superfight

Harry Kettle - April 27, 2024

UFC legend Kamaru Usman has given his thoughts on Sean O’Malley toying with the idea of a superfight against Ryan Garcia. As we know, Sean O’Malley is sitting pretty at the top of the bantamweight division right now. He’s the world champion, and he’s coming off the back of an emphatic win over Marlon Vera. Now, many are left to wonder what’s next for ‘Suga’.

Kamaru Usman, Justin Gaethje
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Kamaru Usman claims eye pokes 'altered the outcome' of Max Holloway's KO win at UFC 300

Curtis Calhoun - April 17, 2024

Former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman feels Max Holloway’s two accidental eye pokes against Justin Gaethje at UFC 300 should be getting more post-fight discussion. Holloway defeated Gaethje by knockout with one second left in their instant classic at UFC 300. He captured the BMF title and earned his first UFC lightweight victory against one of the top stars in the division.

Dana White and Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman

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”

Harry Kettle - March 22, 2024

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

Dana White and Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman

Dana White says "you cannot deny" Kamaru Usman is the greatest welterweight of all time

Cole Shelton - March 21, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White says Kamaru Usman, not Georges St-Pierre, is the greatest welterweight of all time. Usman held the welterweight title from 2019 until 2022 and defended the belt five times. He was a dominant champion, but still, most fans think St-Pierre is the greatest welterweight of all time due to his longevity as champion.

Francis Ngannou and Kamaru Usman
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Kamaru Usman reveals the advice he plans to provide Francis Ngannou following his nasty KO loss to Anthony Joshua

Harry Kettle - March 12, 2024

Kamaru Usman has revealed the advice he plans to give Francis Ngannou following the latter’s loss to Anthony Joshua. Last weekend, Francis Ngannou fell short in his boxing clash with Anthony Joshua. He suffered a nasty knockout loss, dropping him to 0-2 in the squared circle. Now, many have been left to wonder what’s next for him, with some suggesting he should return to mixed martial arts.

Francis Ngannou and Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman

Francis Ngannou reveals he borrowed $200k from Kamaru Usman while he was UFC champion because he was "broke"

Cole Shelton - March 7, 2024

Francis Ngannou will make millions of dollars on Friday to box Anthony Joshua, but while he was in the UFC he says he was broke. Ngannou made his UFC debut in 2015 and became the heavyweight champion in 2021 when he knocked out Stipe Miocic. He defended his belt once as he scored a decision win over Ciryl Gane. However, while he was fighting, Ngannou says he was broke and it got so bad he had to borrow $200k from his friend and UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

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Kamaru Usman admits it "stings" he didn't become a champ-champ in his UFC career

Cole Shelton - February 29, 2024

Former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman says it stings that he never became a champ-champ in his UFC career. Usman was a dominant champion at welterweight as he defended his title five times. However, he made it clear he wouldn’t go up to middleweight to chase champ-champ status due to his friend Israel Adesanya being the 185lbs champion. With that, it ruled out any chance of Usman holding two titles at the same time as many of the greats have done.

Paulo Costa and Kamaru Usman
Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa calls out Kamaru Usman after loss to Robert Whittaker: "Looks interesting"

Cole Shelton - February 22, 2024

Paulo Costa has his eyes set on former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for his next fight. Costa is coming off a decision loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 in a very competitive fight, which also served as Paulo’s first scrap since August of 2022. Although the Brazilian didn’t get his hand raised, his stock went up in the loss and now he’s already campaigning for his next fight.

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Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman shares prediction for Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington title fight at UFC 296

Cole Shelton - December 12, 2023

Kamaru Usman has shared his prediction for the welterweight title fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington at UFC 296. Usman has fought Edwards three times, winning once and suffering two defeats which saw him surrender his welterweight title. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has also fought Colby Covington on two occasions in the past, where he successfully defended the welterweight title in both fights. Given that he has spent plenty of time in the Octagon with both men, Usman is familiar with both of their styles.

Colby Covington
Kamaru Usman

Colby Covington says he already feels like the champion after “beating” Kamaru Usman at UFC 268: “I came back and rallied”

Fernando Quiles - December 5, 2023

Colby Covington believes he should’ve had his hand raised in his rematch with Kamaru Usman. Usman had scored a fifth-round TKO victory over Covington in what some considered to be the 2019 fight of the year. In Nov. 2021, the two had their rematch for Usman’s welterweight gold. Usman won a close, but unanimous decision.

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Colby Covington believes he was partially responsible for Leon Edwards knocking out Kamaru Usman: “I’m the one that loosened up that chin”

Harry Kettle - November 22, 2023

Colby Covington believes he was somewhat responsible for Leon Edwards’ iconic knockout victory over Kamaru Usman. Next month at UFC 296, Colby Covington will challenge Leon Edwards for the UFC welterweight championship. This will serve as his third crack at undisputed gold following two unsuccessful battles with the aforementioned Kamaru Usman.

Robert Whittaker and Kamaru Usman
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Daniel Cormier explains why he's 'all in' on potential Robert Whittaker vs. Kamaru Usman clash

Josh Evanoff - November 1, 2023

UFC analyst Daniel Cormier is all in on a fight between Robert Whittaker and Kamaru Usman. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is fresh off his return at UFC 294 opposite Khamzat Chimaev. That was a short-notice bout for Kamaru Usman, and it showed at times. Still, the former welterweight champion was able to compete and wound up suffering a close decision loss on the scorecards.

Kamaru Usman, Francis Ngannou
Francis Ngannou

Kamaru Usman on Francis Ngannou's split decision loss to Tyson Fury: "The judges are going to do what they’re going to do"

Fernando Quiles - October 29, 2023

Former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has weighed in on the controversial outcome to the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou boxing match. Usman was in attendance for the big boxing match that took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 28. He was also joined by former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in walking Ngannou down to the ring. Ngannou shocked the world despite not emerging victorious. He scored a knockdown on Fury during the fight and went the distance for a split decision loss.

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Khamzat Chimaev

Kamaru Usman uncertain about his next move after UFC 294 loss to Khamzat Chimaev

Cole Shelton - October 27, 2023

Former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman doesn’t know what his next step will be. Usman stepped up on less than two weeks’ notice at UFC 294 as he moved up to middleweight to face Khamzat Chimaev. Usman entered that fight coming off back-to-back losses to Leon Edwards to lose his welterweight title, so he decided to move up to middleweight.

Robert Whittaker and Kamaru Usman
Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker tells Kamaru Usman to "stick around" at middleweight after UFC 294: "That fight interests me"

Cole Shelton - October 26, 2023

Robert Whittaker is hoping to fight Kamaru Usman next time out. At UFC 294 last weekend in Abu Dhabi, former welterweight champion Usman moved up to middleweight on 11 days’ notice to face Khamzat Chimaev. It was an intriguing matchup and Usman entered it with a lot of confidence, but it was Chimaev who won a majority decision.

Khamzat Chimaev
Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev debuts in the UFC middleweight rankings following majority decision win over Kamaru Usman

Harry Kettle - October 24, 2023

Khamzat Chimaev has officially made his way into the UFC’s middleweight rankings following his win over Kamaru Usman. Last weekend at UFC 294, Khamzat Chimaev went head to head with Kamaru Usman. The two had an incredibly competitive encounter and in the end, it was Chimaev who wound up scoring the majority decision victory. Now, the expectation is that he’ll take on Sean Strickland for the UFC middleweight championship, with Dana White saying beforehand that it was a title eliminator fight.

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Khamzat Chimaev

Kamaru Usman reacts following majority decision loss to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294

Chris Taylor - October 21, 2023

Kamaru Usman has reacted following his majority decision loss to Khamzat Chimaev in today’s UFC 294 co-main event. Usman (20-4 MMA) stepped on short notice to battle Chimaev (13-0 MMA) in a middleweight contest this afternoon in Abu Dhabi.

Kamaru Usman, Khamzat Chimaev, UFC 294
Khamzat Chimaev

Pros react after Khamzat Chimaev defeats Kamaru Usman at UFC 294

Chris Taylor - October 21, 2023

Today’s UFC 294 event was co-headlined by a middleweight contest featuring Khamzat Chimaev taking on Kamaru Usman. Usman (20-4 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since losing a majority decision to Leon Edwards in a fight for the promotion’s welterweight world title at UFC 286. That setback had marked ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’s’ second in a row, as he was previously knocked out by ‘Rocky’ with a head kick at UFC 278.