Kamaru Usman Reveals the Most Satisfying Win of His MMA Career on the Hit Show ‘Hot Ones’

Published 06/04/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


Kamaru Usman has firmly established himself as the welterweight champion of the world in the UFC. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has defended his belt not once but four times now and is on course to become one of the best if not the best welterweight to have ever stepped foot in a UFC octagon. 

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Usman was never a fan favorite fighter. This was mainly down to his fight style, as he was predominantly a wrestler who relied heavily on it to secure wins in the UFC.

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His comments about using only 30% did not win him any more fans either. However, this has started to change off late. In his last two title defenses, Usman has viciously knocked out two of the best in his division. The most impressive one being the knockout of Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261. His performances inside the cage have seen his fame skyrocket, which has opened new doors for the champion. 

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Kamaru Usman answers the hottest questions on ‘The Hot Ones’ 

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‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ made an appearance on the extremely popular show ‘The Hot Ones’ where guests answer questions while eating hot wings. The twist being, the wings, and the questions get hotter as the show goes on. The host asked Usman if he cherishes any win or title defense over the other or if any win stands out in particular 

The welterweight champion said, “I put majority of them on the same plane because each and every fight presents different challenges. But I would say one of my favorite is, when this kid was jaw-jacking too much. Talking all this trash saying that he was going to do this, he was going to leave me on a stretcher. You know, I’m Donald Trump’s favorite fighter, I’m this and that. And all of the above.”

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ continued, “Brought in religion, talked about my family, my former manager, my current manager. He just did everything possible. Then to go in there and actually physically break his jaw, then knock his a** out was probably one of my favorites. “

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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