“Come On Man, Let’s Stop This Sh*t.”- Dana White Says Kamaru Usman Should Not Be Fighting Canelo Alvarez

Published 11/07/2021, 11:11 AM EST
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)


Kamaru Usman is miles ahead of any competition in the UFC right now. The welterweight champion is making history with each fight and proving his superiority in the promotion. Usman is now one fight away from breaking Anderson Silva’s record for the longest winning streak in UFC history.

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And based on his performance in UFC 268, he is extremely likely to break many records in the UFC. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is now ranked first in the UFC men’s pound for pound category as of November 2021.

After successfully defending his championship for the fifth time at UFC 268, Usman seemed to have acquired a lot of confidence. The fighter stated in an interview following his fight that he wants to take on a challenge. He hinted at his interest in fighting the boxing legend, Canelo Alvarez. Both combatants are arguably the best in their respective sports.

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In the press conference after the UFC 268 event, Dana White shared his thoughts on the champion Kamaru Usman. 

 

White claimed, “This guy (Usman) is the best ever. He’s the best welterweight of all time. He is on his way to possible GOAT status.

But when he was asked his thoughts about Usman taking on Canelo Alvarez in a fight, White said,” I watched the Canelo fight tonight. You don’t want to fight Canelo. Come on, come on man, Let’s stop this sh*t. If Canelo wants to come over here, let’s do it. You don’t want to box Canelo. I don’t think Canelo wants to fight MMA either.”

What’s next for Kamaru Usman?

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Kamaru Usman appears to be on a different level than any other fighter in the UFC after winning his 15th bout in his unbeaten UFC career. However, the champ is always up for a challenge.

If Leon Edwards defeats Jorge Masvidal, he might be the next in line for a chance at the welterweight title. The UFC can no longer deny Edwards. Currently, he’s one of the most deserved title contenders. He’s on a nine-fight winning streak, which he’ll extend to ten if he defeats Masvidal.

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Edwards is presently ranked third in the UFC’s welterweight division, just behind Gilbert Burns and Colby Covington. Usman has recently defeated Burns and Covington and so it seems like Edwards is likely to be next in line for a title fight.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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