Kamaru Usman calls to fight a historic UFC legend


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Kamaru Usman calls to fight a historic UFC legend

Kamaru Usman recently defeated Jorge Masvidal to retain the welterweight title of UFCBut now he wants to go for more and he has named an MMA historian. Just one week after his victory, the Nigerian fighter has already chosen his next rival, who is in retirement. In an interview for TMZ Sports, the champion assured that he would like to face with Georges St-Pierre, who officially retired in February 2019, despite not fighting since 2017. In this way, they believe that he could be able to defeat him at 39, although he will surely give him a battle.

The Isle of Strife, on the Isle of Yas in Abu Dhabi, was the setting where the UFC placed the big fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. The Nigerian prevailed by decision of the judges, after receiving in his favor the cards of 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46. The challenger, who was called at the last minute to replace Gilbert Burns, after testing positive for coronavirus, noted the lack of specific preparation that the African did have, being successful with his second defense.

«Georges you can still do it. She tried it two years ago when she came back, which she can do. I think he’s still capable of coming and being the opponent that makes people insecure, something like, ‘You know something? We don’t know if Usman can with him. ‘ And I think that Georges St-Pierre it could be that guy », he mentioned. Additionally, Usman noted that he would like to hold off against St-Pierre to be considered one of the best fighters in his division. “For now, we tied for the record for most consecutive wins in the welterweight division. He is considered one of the best and I want that, “he added.

With the recent statements of Usman, it seems that Masvidal, who barely requested a rematch, could run out of possibilities for another contest. At the moment, the Nigerian fighter revealed that he highly respects the Florida-born. «He is a martial artist, I am too, we respect each other because we share the space. It is very difficult not to respect someone when you shared something so intimate with another person. I think that was it, ”he finished saying.

Contrary to what he had stated at the press conference after UFC 251, competing at least once more before requesting a rematch, Jorge Masvidal wants a second chance at Kamaru Usman, and he wants her over a potential fight with Conor McGregor. This, number four in the Welterweight Ranking, spoke with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Tuesday afternoon and mentioned that if he depended on him his next fight would be against the same opponent, especially due to the fact that he agreed to face him with six days’ notice.


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