Who Is Kamaru Usman? And Why Does Jake Paul Want To Fight Him

Kamaru Usman is one of the most prominent names in combat sports. That said, here we take a look at why Jake Paul wants to fight the UFC welterweight.

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Kamaru Usman: Professional Record

Hailing from Nigeria, the welterweight fighter has lost only once in his professional career. He is an undefeated UFC fighter with an illustrious MMA record of 20-1 under his name. 

Usman: Championship and Accomplishments


'The Nigerian Nightmare' became the UFC champion in 2019. He is the number one UFC pound-for-pound fighter with five successful title defenses under his belt.

Jake Paul:
Professional Record

The YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul made his professional boxing debut in 2020. He is currently undefeated with a 5-0 record. He secured four of his five wins via a knockout. 

Why does Jake Paul want to fight Usman?

Ever since he entered the sport, Paul has been chasing big names. As Usman is a renowned UFC fighter due to being one of the best UFC welterweight champions, a win against him would forever shine on his resume.

Is Kamaru Usman open to fight Jake Paul?

Both the men have traded verbal jabs at each other on several occasions. However, the UFC champion has never expressed his interest in fighting the YouTube star even after being offered hefty money. Even though Usman was interested in a transition to boxing, he eyed Canelo Alvarez for a fight and not Paul.

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