Kamaru Usman is willing to put his title on the line to crush Jorge Masvidal’s spirit at UFC 261. Both the fighters clashed in the recent past and their rematch is just a month away. Usman was asked to share his thoughts on the fight and the circumstances surrounding it.
He said, “After my last fight I felt relatively healthy for the first time and that says a lot. As a champion, you want to sit back and enjoy all the glory, but no one’s getting younger and he wants to fight while he can.”
While deciding on who he will fight next, Usman saw a name that he couldn’t ignore as this fight left a bad taste in his mouth. Following the advice of his close ones, Kamaru Usman decided to take Jorge Masvidal’s rematch. This match is beneficial to Jorge himself as he gets a shot at the title without having to do much.
Many consider this fight as a gift from Kamaru to Jorge, but that doesn’t sit well with Usman. Kamaru said, “The fight would have been a gift to anybody I chose because when you’re fighting the champion, the purse is a lot bigger.”
The biggest deciding factor while choosing his opponents was the legacy he wants to leave behind.
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Kamaru Usman is ecstatic about the rematch
After a long time, fans are finally allowed back in the stadium and that’s a bonus for Kamaru Usman. As far as he is considered, this is a great opportunity to beat the guy he wants and revel in roaring applause. On top of this, his father will be in attendance and watch Kamaru combat for the first time.
There’s no doubt that this match will bring in a lot of additional pressure on Kamaru. Defending a title is not an easy task.
The expectations of the fans and family make it a different ball game. This is where Kamaru shines as he separates himself from these thoughts and focuses just on beating his opponent. There’s no doubt that fans of UFC are in for a treat.
While picking his opponent from a list of names, Usman saw a name that he couldn’t ignore, Jorge Masvidal. His previous fight with him left a bad taste in his mouth as the victory wasn’t sweet enough.
After a thoughtful talk with his close ones, Kamaru Usman decided to fight Jorge again.
As far as he is considered, this is a great opportunity to beat the guy he wants and revel in roaring applause
A Championship fight brings in a lot of pressure and the expectations of fans and family make it a different ball game. It’s not an easy task handling so much, but this where Kamaru shines as he separates himself from these thoughts and focuses just on beating his opponent.
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