“You & Me Locked in a Room Who Makes It Out Alive?”- Kamaru Usman Issues a Massive Challenge to Canelo Alvarez and Jake Paul as the War of Words Continues

Published 05/03/2022, 1:49 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria battles 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)

Kamaru Usman, Jake Paul, and Canelo Alvarez seem to be the latest hate triangle in the MMA-boxing world. Two of those individuals seem to want to fight Alvarez, who seems unbothered. Things between the welterweight champ and the YouTube star seem to be heating up a lot, with both going back and forth on Twitter. The latest chapter unfolded when Paul responded to Usman’s call out of Alvarez.

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Jake Paul took to Twitter and wrote, “Kamaru Usman: “boxing is dying” Also Kamaru Usman: “pls Canelo fight me for a payday.

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This may have annoyed Usman, who replied in kind. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare‘ wrote, You’re really good at this internet tough guy s**t I give you that. 2 questions for you… 1. You & Me locked in a room who makes it out alive? 2. Saul & I locked in a room who makes it out alive? I like your energy though.” 

Usman took double shots with one Twitter post. It was a rather smart move to make on social media and the UFC welterweight champion seems to be following Conor McGregor’s blueprint of ‘any of these mouthy fools can get it‘ when it comes to callouts.

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Attempting a rivalry with two or more potential opponents is a smart move to convert at least one of the big names into a fight. 

Who is Kamaru Usman more likely to fight? Paul or Canelo? 

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The UFC pound-for-pound king is on track to make the big bucks no matter what. He is one of the biggest stars in the UFC, but the money boxing brings in is leaps apart. Therefore, with a steadfast mind, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ wants the best in the world, with Canelo Alvarez in his sights. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria enters the octagon during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Unfortunately, Alvarez doesn’t seem to be reciprocating the same energy that Usman has towards an idea of a boxing match. After all, being the one in a greater spotlight with more money, ultimately, he’d call the shots. 

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Paul, however, has been dying to fight Usman for a while now. You can see where we’re headed with this, but it’s finally up to the Nigerian to whom he wants to drag into a nightmare soon. 

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Rohit Raj

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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.

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