Brendan Schaub confused by Kamaru Usman moving to light-heavyweight: “His lower body is lightweight”

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Brendan Schaub doesn’t understand UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman moving to 205-pounds.

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is set to face Leon Edwards at UFC 278 next month. If he’s successful, the 35-year-old hopes to move up in weight and fight at light-heavyweight. The attempt would be to gain a second UFC title.

As of now, it’s not known who light-heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka will face next. However, Usman doesn’t care if he faces him, or Jan Blachowicz at 205-pounds. In an interview last month, he stated:

“We’re gonna go in there and we’re completely focused on Leon Edwards,” Usman said. “But after Leon Edwards, we have our sights set on [lght-heavyweight], whether it’s Jan or whether it’s Jiří, whoever it is, that’s what we want.

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Kamaru Usman continued, “I want to prove to the world that there’s a reason why they say pound-for-pound. That means pound-for-pound at any given time, any given moment, any given weight, I can go in there and not only hold my own, I can be victorious. I wanna be able to prove that.”

The move to 205-pounds would be unprecedented. While champions have moved up in weight before, skipping a weight class has not. Someone who doesn’t believe that the move makes sense is Brendan Schaub.

The fighter-turned-podcaster discussed Kamaru Usman moving to light-heavyweight on The Schaub Show. The former heavyweight questioned in the move made sense, and if the UFC would even allow it.

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“I don’t get it. He’s so small.. Him vs. Jiri? What?!… His lower body is what’s not light-heavyweight. His lower body is lightweight.” (h/t SportsKeeda)

Brendan Schaub continued, “That match-up’s not like crazy. Jan’s a big 205-er. Really big. I wonder if the power would be an issue. Jan’s power. But then the speed, the cardio, the movement of Kamaru, I don’t get it. Jumping up two weight classes? I wonder if the UFC would be down to do that.”

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