MMA – A couple of months in the past, Kamaru Usman wanted to face Jan Blachowicz in light heavyweight to search a second belt.
After 5 profitable title defenses, Kamaru Usman is beginning to run out of thrilling challenges within the welterweight class. Thus, the Nigerian may go chasing a belt within the prime class. However, his friendship with the middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, is just too sturdy and makes this battle unimaginable. That’s why, in 2021, Usman reportedly thought-about going to face Jan Blachowicz at light heavyweight.
This is what he revealed in an interview with GQ and relayed by Aaron Bronsteter on Twitter :
“I used to be going to skip Israel and go face Jan at 205 kilos (93 kg). Because I’m primary pound-for-pound, I need to show it. Regardless of the load, I believed it was a fairly good match for me. […] I feel I’d beat him.”
When Usman wanted this matchup, Blachowicz nonetheless had the light heavyweight belt. But since then, the Pole has misplaced it to Glover Teixeira.
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Usman would not have been the primary to step up to face Blachowicz. Indeed, Adesanya already had his likelihood at UFC 259, final March. Dominated by way of wrestling and energy, he then suffered the primary defeat of his profession, by choice. On the dimensions, the Pole is about 16kg heavier than Usman. However, regardless of this bodily deficit, Usman could have the qualities required to beat Blachowicz along with his wrestling.
Finally, Kamaru Usman ought to defend his welterweight belt in opposition to Leon Edwards. However, earlier than anything, he may have to recuperate from his hand damage suffered throughout his final shock in opposition to Colby Covington.
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