“Love Seeing a Classy Champion” -Chris Pratt Praises Kamaru Usman for His Win at UFC 268

Published 11/08/2021, 2:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 01: UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman poses on stage during the UFC 245 press conference at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2019 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Kamaru Usman versus Colby Covington at UFC 268 was one of the most awaited fights. Especially after how their first bout ended. Both the fighters looked confident and ready to give their very best. Usman stepped into the octagon as the dominant fighter and successfully defended his title for the fifth time. Covington had to face defeat yet again. 

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Before his bout with Covington, Usman also achieved 50 clean USADA tests and put all cheating allegations to rest. Thus, further proving his legitimacy as an extraordinary UFC fighter. He has won against some of the best fighters like Jorge Masvidal, Colby Covington, Gilbert Burns, and Tyron Woodley. This depicts that he is on an entirely different level.

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)

Chris Pratt praises Kamaru Usman

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Actor Chris Pratt seems to be a Kamaru Usman fan. He tweeted calling the Usman the greatest of all time and also the best pound for pound fighter. He wrote, “AND STILL!!! All class for the GOAT @USMAN84kg pound for pound best in my opinion. Love seeing a classy champion. Greatest night of fights in a long, long time.”

It seems that Usman’s fighting skills and strength have won over Chris Pratt as well. The fighter has earned his well-deserved recognition, after all. With a great MMA record of 20 wins and just 1 loss, many including Pratt believe that Usman might emerge to be one of the best fighters UFC has ever seen.

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is currently ruling the UFC’s welterweight division. He has brutally destroyed the best fighters in the division. Hence, there seem to be very few fighters who can truly challenge Usman and push him to his limits. 

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Pratt is quite enthusiastic about UFC and follows it thoroughly. On Twitter, he can be seen discussing various aspects of the sport and sometimes, even likes to predict the outcomes. During one of the most highly anticipated bouts between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, the actor was present to watch the fight.

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Which fighter do you think can defeat Kamaru Usman? Do you think Chris Pratt is right in calling Usman the GOAT? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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