WATCH:- Kamaru Usman Surprises His Parents With a Heartwarming Gesture

Published 10/07/2021, 10:33 PM EDT


Kamaru Usman has been the champion of the 170-pound division since March 2019. Since then, the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ has defended his belt multiple times against the likes of Colby Covington, and Jorge Masvidal, among others, headlining multiple PPV events for the promotion. 

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A lot of Usman’s success as the welterweight champion is down to his parents and the upbringing he had. During his appearance on Steve Harvey’s “STEVE on Watch” show on Facebook Watch, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ surprised his parents with a brand new home to show his gratitude for making him the man that he is today. 

 

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Usman said in the clip, “We grew up in our family home and I told you that one thing we wanted to do is to make sure that we got you your house that you wanted,” Usman said during the show. “So we have a surprise for you, look under your seat. … Those are the keys to your new house.”

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Can Kamaru Usman make it 2-0 against Colby Covington?

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Kamaru Usman is on track to defend his belt for the third time this year. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ started off his year with a third-round knockout win over Gilbert Burns in February 2021. Just two months later, Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal in round two at UFC 261. 

Following the win, Usman has taken a considerable amount of time away from the sport for some much-needed rest. His return fight however, might be the toughest test of his championship reign thus far. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ takes on Colby Covington in a rematch set for the ages at Madison Square Garden at UFC 268.  

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A lot has changed since the last time the two men faced each other. For starters, both fighters now train at new gyms with new coaches in their corner as compared to the first fight. In the first encounter, both men traded blow for blow till the dying seconds of the very last round when Usman eventually go the finish. The common consensus is that this time around, it will not be any different. 

Do you think Kamaru Usman can make it 2-0 against Colby Covington at UFC 268? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is a senior UFC 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 desk, 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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