Kamaru Usman is certainly one of the top fighters in the world and many consider him the pound-for-pound world’s best fighter as well. He has competed at a high level for a long time now and always shuts up his critics. He lost his title to Leon Edwards last year and history repeated itself at UFC 286. Now it seems he has addressed his future after his shocking loss.
Leon Edwards was the underdog heading into UFC 278 last year, as he challenged Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship. No one believed he had a chance against Usman either.
However, against all odds, Edwards knocked out Kamaru Usman in the fifth round and became the new Welterweight Champion. In the main event of UFC 286, Usman challenged Edwards for the title again.
At UFC 286 held in London, England’s O2 Arena, Kamaru Usman suffered another loss to Leon Edwards, marking their second encounter in the octagon. The hostile environment did not work in Usman’s favor as he failed to reclaim the welterweight championship he lost to Edwards in the final round of UFC 278’s main event.
This second loss for Usman raised concerns about his future in the highly competitive welterweight division. Fans and experts alike are left questioning whether Usman can regain his title and maintain his dominant position in the sport. While speaking during the post-fight interview, Usman revealed his future and noted that he will go back to training very soon and has no intentions of retiring.
“Oh not too long. I’mma get back with my coaches because, you know, I’m one of those guys, I can’t sit for too long. I start getting antsy. You know, so I’mma talk to my coaches, we’ll get back, sit and relax. Spend some time with my daughter. You know, you guys get to come here and be entertained by us but a lot of you guys don’t know what we go through in training camp just to prepare for this. Just to get in here and give you guys a show. You know, much respect for the fighters, we put it on the line for you guys each and every time.”
Nevertheless, Usman’s impressive track record and undeniable skill set suggest that he is a force to be reckoned with and may come back stronger in his next bout. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for Usman.
Did you root for Kamaru Usman in his fight against Leon Edwards? Do you think he should have won? Sound off in the comments!