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Usman expects UFC 245 victory to catapult him to next level


Kamoru Usman

Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman will defend his UFC welterweight championship against Colby Covington today at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The fighter, who is Nigeria’s second world champion (the other is Israel Adesanya), believes that his career will never be the same again following the event, reports

UFC 245 offers a stacked card from top to bottom, including three world title fights on the bill. All eyes will be on the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, including on the main event that has been in the making for years.

Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman relishes the spotlight and anticipates that the shine will continue throughout the remainder of his career.

“It’s very rare that you get a fight like this,” Usman said at UFC 245’s media day. “It’s very rare that you’re put in a position like this.

“There are a lot of fighters that fight all through their career and they never get put into ‘that’ fight. They never find that right dance partner to propel them, (like) Conor-Khabib. Look at Khabib now. They never get that to propel them to that point. This is that fight for me. It’s very exciting. I welcome it and I can’t wait.”

When Usman arrives at the fight that he has long been anticipating, he has no intention of holding back and will look to maximize the opportunity of having the world watching him by finally putting his animosity toward Covington into action.

“This is the case where I’m going to enjoy going 100 percent,” Usman said. “It’s going to be bad intentions. When I decide it’s going to be bad intentions, this is a kill shot. I don’t care if I cut him, I slice him up, I do whatever. This is going to be one of those where I don’t feel that little ‘hold back’ when I fight him.”


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