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“They Get Amnesia Very Quickly” – Kamaru Usman Calls Out UFC Fans and Leon Edwards for Treatment in the Buildup to UFC 286

Published 03/16/2023, 4:46 AM EDT

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In the world of mixed martial arts, just one loss can significantly impact a fighter’s reputation and legacy. Fans and other fighters alike can quickly forget about their earlier wins and become critical of their abilities. Recently, Kamaru Usman, the former UFC welterweight champion, reflected on this phenomenon in an interview with Michael Bisping.

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Usman suffered a defeat at the hands of Leon Edwards at UFC 278 via a devastating head kick in the last round. However, they are set to face each other again at UFC 286. During his conversation with Bisping, Usman addressed the issue of how quickly people can forget a fighter’s capabilities, even after just one loss.

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Usman pointed out that it wasn’t that long ago that he had fought Edwards. He noted that Edwards had forgotten about their first encounter, which looked very similar to their second fight, except for the knockout. Usman‘s comments highlight how quickly things can change in the world of MMA, and how easily people can forget a fighter’s past performances.

“The first fight looked a lot like that second fight. So it’s almost like he forgot because that technique landed in and he has the belt now. It moves very very fast and people, you know, they get amnesia very quickly”.


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Usman‘s loss to Edwards was indeed a setback. However, it’s important not to overlook his previous accomplishments. He had a remarkable winning streak, which included victories over some of the biggest names in the sport. These names include Jorge Masvidal, Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, and Tyron Woodley. His abilities as a fighter should not be discounted just because of one defeat.

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Furthermore, Usman‘s reference to his first fight with Edwards highlights the importance of not underestimating an opponent. Their first fight, which took place at UFC on Fox 17, was a hard-fought battle. Usman eventually won the fight by unanimous decision.

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The fight demonstrated Usman‘s ability to persevere through a tough match and come out on top. It’s clear that he has the capability to defeat Edwards, and their upcoming fight at UFC 286 will be an opportunity for Usman to reclaim his position as one of the best welterweight fighters in the world.


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Usman‘s recent interview with Michael Bisping provided an interesting perspective on how quickly people can forget a fighter’s previous successes after just one loss.

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Written by:

Sushant Sharma


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Sushant is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He has been actively contributing to the field of writing for over 2 years. He is a huge UFC fan and has been following it since 2016.
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Rohini Kottu