Kamaru Usman is not a huge fan of trash-talking, especially when limits are crossed. Trash-talking is mainly done to promote fights and to get viewers all around the world interested in watching matches. However, in some exceptional cases, the verbal banter is no promotional strategy but raw animosity.
In the UFC, there have been many instances where fighters have crossed boundaries as they ruthlessly involved family members and made irrelevant comments that spiked public interest and resulted in increased fame and recognition.
Kamaru Usman is against this method of popularizing himself; he is more of the type who prefers to keep it real.
Kamaru Usman on trash-talking
Recently on the PBD podcast, Kamaru Usman expressively spoke about trash-talking and explained how it is misused by fighters to gain fame.
“Dana is a promoter, and so his job is to promote the fights,” Usman said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “He has a whole company that he’s looking out for. This is fight sports. It’s very difficult to tell two grown men, ‘Hey, don’t say that about this.’ This is not scripted.
As the motto is, it’s as real as it gets. Me being the man that I am and growing up the way that I grew up, I understand that there’s a limit to certain things. There’s certain boundaries and certain lines that we just don’t cross.
I think that goes into just upbringing and the respect factor of just growing up in life.Nowadays, we’re in these weird times in society to where everybody wants to be seen, everybody wants to be heard, It’s information overload.
Usman further said: We have these mics, we have these phones, we have these things that just – we all want to just be out there. People just – they’re willing to say or do anything, whether it’s men, whether it’s women willing to do and say anything just to be seen.
These guys are just kind of being lost in that, to where they just – ‘I’m not going to be seen if I don’t say this or cross that line or do this'”.