Justin Gaethje Asks Kamaru Usman If Eminem Offered Him Money to Star in His New Video

Published 02/07/2021, 12:13 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria celebrates after his victory over Jorge Masvidal in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


American Rap icon, Eminem, had a huge showing at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Volkov after dropping a promotional video. Eminem took to Twitter and let his legions of fans know that he’s set for a massive video drop before the main event. Chiefly, there’s been plenty of hype around the music video after promotional snippets kept dropping.

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True to form, prior to the main event, ‘The Real Slim Shady’s beats hit the mic, and fans were affixed. Not to mention, there were many UFC fighters featured in the video along with the UFC President Dana White. The entire genesis of the interest came in from a clip that saw Eminem roast White in an ESPN SportsCenter Segment.

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UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman was also featured in the video, and his teammate Justin Gaethje shared his views on that. ‘The Highlight’ hilariously chimed in on Usman’s appearance and wanted to know the possible payday that came with it. The tweet was yet another in the laundry list of mentions that came in during the broadcast.

UFC Fight Night: Alistair Overeem vs Alexander Volkov

Eminem’s video came in as the precursor to an exciting heavyweight main event that most certainly stole the show. ‘Drago’ Alexander Volkov beat down Alistair Overeem from pillar to post and earned the second-round TKO. Overeem was out of his depth and arguably looked flat when staring down the barrel of Volkov’s striking.

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Referee Jason Herzog had no choice but to wave off the fight as Overeem dropped to the canvas, following a short blow. Moreover, Volkov looked exceedingly impressive against the cage and perhaps surprised Overeem with his mobility. He came in heavier than he’s been and yet his size didn’t hinder his movement when pressing forward.

Not to mention, the co-main event delivered in a massive way as Cory Sandhagen starched Frankie Edgar in 28 seconds. ‘The Answer’ doesn’t usually get his clock cleaned out, but the perfectly timed flying knee put his light out. There’s little debate as to whether Cory Sandhagen is now next in line to fight for UFC gold.

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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