“All Canadians Are Gonna Go Crazy” – Not Georges St-Pierre, Dana White Believes Kamaru Usman ‘Is the Greatest Welterweight Ever’

Published 06/22/2022, 5:09 AM EDT
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 09: UFC President Dana White looks on during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

UFC President Dana White has been with the company for a long time. During his tenure as the head honcho, he has seen multiple fighters establish their dominance, depart, and have another one step into their place to repeat the process. Now, he gave his verdict on one of the most famous MMA fan debates regarding the greatest welterweight fighter ever-current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, or UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre?

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White believes no one has ever come close to beating the number one pound-for-pound UFC king. Also, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has beaten some of the best contenders in the division twice. Hence, White gave him the G.O.A.T. tag.

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During a press conference in Utah, when asked if Usman’s next opponent Leon Edwards could be a threat to him, White said, I don’t know if anybody is a big threat for Kamaru Usman. Kamaru Usman is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. And he is the greatest welterweight ever.”

“All Canadians are gonna go crazy. But listen, it’s hard to deny now this guy is the greatest welterweight ever. If you look at what he has accomplished. Now he’s talking a lot of guys. He is beating guys twice.” 

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“I can tell you this. Leon Edwards is the number one contender in the world right now. He is the guy that should be fighting the champ. So we will see what Leon brings that night,” White concluded. 

Is Kamaru Usman really the welterweight GOAT?

While the UFC supremo might have his point of view, Kamaru Usman’s career stats tell a different story. Although ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has surpassed some of GSP’s records, he is still far away from a few.

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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)

The 35-year-old needs six more wins to break the Canadian fighter’s 21 UFC win record. Moreover, Usman is still four title defenses from equaling GSP’s record for most title defenses at 170.

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Although ‘Rush’ has an upper hand in numbers, he has retired from professional fighting and can’t take them further. Meanwhile, as Usman is still active and dominating the 170 lbs roster, he has the potential to surpass GSP and earn the G.O.A.T. tag.

Do you agree with White? Who do you guys think is the greatest welterweight fighter of all time? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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