Kamaru Usman defeated the two-time UFC title challenger Demian Maia by unanimous decision, on (Sat., May 19, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 129 from inside Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. This outing was eighth consecutive win in a row and that ought to justify a title shot in his mind.
“Champ, you know my social media hasn’t changed since I got in the game five years ago,” Usman said. “Welterweight, and I’m coming for that gold strap and with that performance, even with some handicaps, no one can deny that I’m definitely top-five right now in the division.”
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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley firing back at Usman’s call out and bluntly stated Usman’s game has some holes that need’s to work out before challenging for the title.
“You know what Kamaru Usman, congratulations, number one, never want to take the credit [away], Demian Maia’s a tough opponent,” Woodley said. “Me, as the champion, I’m always welcome to any challenger, just make it to that point, I’ll be on the other side of the Octagon.
“I did see a couple of things if you do against me you might end up waking up with the smelling salts. But hey, hats off to you, great job.”
Usman compares his performance against Maia to that of Woodley’s fight against Maia.
Now both Usman and Woodley holds a five-round unanimous win over Maia. Usman took to social media and asked Woodley a question:
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