Riding a 12-fight winning streak, Kamaru
Usman is the welterweight that nobody seems to want to fight,
but he has just the solution for that problem.
“The Nigerian Nightmare” has a great opportunity to put himself
into the shop window for the No. 1 contender spot in the Ultimate Fighting Championship 170-pound
division when he takes on former lightweight champion Rafael dos
Anjos tomorrow night in the main event as part of “The Ultimate
Fighter” Season 28 Finale.
Usman has been banging on the door for a while for a shot at the
welterweight belt held by Tyron
Woodley and the Nigerian can make a convincing case with an
emphatic victory over Dos Anjos. “The Nigerian Nightmare” recently
spoke to MMA Weekly’s Damon Martin claiming he’s out to make a
statement against the Brazilian and put himself in contention for a
shot at Woodley.
“I am the best welterweight in the world,” Usman said. “I am the
most dangerous guy in that division. That’s why people don’t want
to call my name. That’s why people don’t want to fight me. When I
have the belt, of course in order to get that belt, they’re going
to have to fight me. So that’s what I need. I need to go out there
and make that statement.”
Usman is currently riding a 12-fight winning streak with his most
recent win coming via a unanimous decision victory over Demian
The Brazilian dos Anjos is hoping to bounce back from his
frustrating loss to Colby
Covington where the American controlled the entire fight using
his wrestling barely allowing he former lightweight champ to mount
any attack of his own.