Kamaru Usman: Find The Right Guy And Money And I’ll Defend My Belt

Kamaru Usman
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Kamaru Usman Puts Welterweight Division On Notice

Kamaru Usman received some backlash recently, for failed negotiations for a fight with Colby Covington. However he says he will defend his title, when conditions are right.

Usman handily beat Tyron Woodley to win the UFC welterweight title in March at UFC 235. Since then, it was expected that he would defend that title against Colby Covington. Covington was once the interim champ, and never got a chance to unify that belt. Moreover, he has continued winning, outclassing the likes of Robbie Lawler.

However, Usman apparently does not want any part of that. Despite the bad blood between them, when it was expected that the two would headline at MSG, the fight fell through. Following that, Usman said he would be going away until a good opponent is found.

Kamaru Usman has doubled down on those sentiments, in a recent Twitter post. In this message, he says that he will not be defending his belt, until he is offered the right opponent, and for the right money. 

“Y’all must’ve forgot who took out the greatest WW of all time. Y’all keep crying about me defending? Well find the right guy and right 💰💰💰 and I’ll repeat the ass whoppin!!

In addition to that, Usman also sub-tweeted basically all the top contenders in the welterweight division. In order, he made reference to Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, Ben Askren, and Leon Edwards. However, of those opponents, only a few are without an opponent booked.

Nevertheless, Colby Covington is the right opponent, whether Kamaru Usman likes it or not. Therefore, it appears that he is waiting for the right payday. Hopefully it will not be too long before we see Usman back in action.

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