The Nigerian Nightmare Kamaru Usman is currently on a steady decline; he has never lost 2 matches in a row, his comeback match is much awaited, and it will be very interesting to see how differently he performs next. Most fighters would face easy opponents to get back on the winning page, but Kamaru Usman is different; he wants to challenge himself even more.
He ruthlessly shared that he wanted to fight Khamzat Chimaev and that match would be one of the most intense matches in the history of the UFC. Chimaev is a feared opponent; he is expected to fight in Abu Dhabi this year; soon, fans will find out the opponent scheduled for his fight in October.
Anthony Smith talks about Kamaru Usman’s bold call out in greater depth and acknowledges that Kamaru Usman likes to challenge himself.
Anthony Smith on Kamaru Usman vs Khamzat Chimaev
The light heavyweight fighter Anthony Smith recently came on the Believe You Me podcast, and he spoke about Kamaru Usman’s decision to call out Khamzat Chimaev and analyzed the potential match.
“It’s a bold move, for sure,” Smith said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “It says a lot about where he is mentally because I think a lot of people were kind of writing him off just a little bit and saying, ‘Oh, he’s done.
He’s probably just gonna kind of fade off into retirement.’ But him wanting to fight Khamzat is the total opposite of that. “That’s a tough fight for Kamaru if I’m just being very honest and fair with my analysis.
I think what he does well kind of fits right into Khamzat’s game. “I think it’s ballsy because of the style matchup,” Smith further said: “Just the mentality to want to do that. I am curious though why Khamzat’s been on the shelf for so long.
Because he’s seemingly been begging for fights, says he’ll fight anybody, anytime, is ready to go. Then Belal [Muhammad] has talked about fighting him at certain points, Kamaru’s ready to fight him.
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