In Pictures: UFC’s Pound for Pound King, Kamaru Usman, Spotted with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona Legends

Published 06/21/2022, 9:30 AM EDT
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 16: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria celebrates after knocking out Sergio Moraes of Brasil in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the PPG Paints Arena on September 16, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The UFC pound-for-pound king Kamaru Usman is arguably one of the greatest fighters to fight inside the Octagon. The Nigerian is undefeated in the UFC and is currently on a 19-fight win streak in his MMA career. Usman is also the reigning welterweight champion, and has five successful title defenses under his belt, against some of the best fighters in the UFC.

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Usman’s brand image has also been growing, as he’s stacking up rubies on his championship belt. The welterweight champion is now more popular than he has ever been. Usman recently took to Instagram to share pictures of himself hanging out with some of the most legendary soccer players in the world.

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Usman shared pictures with the Brazilian football legends Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos. The UFC champion also met up with Real Madrid’s champions league winner, Eder Militao. Usman captioned the post, “Weekend with the Football Legends.”

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Meeting soccer legends like Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos is almost every soccer fan’s dream. Hailing from the country of Nigeria, where soccer is extremely popular, Usman must be really proud to have come so far in his career and meet these legendary players.

 What’s next for Kamaru Usman?

After coming off a dominant victory against Colby Covington, one of the toughest opponents he’s ever faced, Kamaru Usman is set to return to action this August. The Nigerian will take on the British fighter, Leon Edwards, and will headline the highly anticipated event on UFC 278.

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Edwards and Kamaru Usman will be fighting each other for the second time in their professional careers at UFC 278. The first time they fought, Usman walked away with the unanimous decision win. However, that was back in 2015, and both fighters have come a long way since.

The main event of the upcoming UFC 278 pay-per-view (PPV) has been confirmed for Saturday, August 20th, 2022 at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Do you think Leon Edwards has what it takes to clinch the welterweight title from the pound-for-pound king, Kamaru Usman? Let us know your answer in the comments section below.

 

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje 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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