UFC Champion Kamaru Usman Issues Clarification for ‘Kill Yourself’ Snapchat Stories

Published 01/11/2022, 2:30 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Kamaru Usman is one of the nicest guys on the UFC roster, compared to many others who have made trash-talking their persona. However, just a few days ago Usman posted some stories on his Snapchat that shocked many of his fans. Now, the welterweight champ is here with some much-needed clarifications.

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In a shocking series of Snapchat stories on 9th January, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ asked his viewers to ‘choke’ themselves and ‘kill’ themselves. These sudden and shocking social media posts left many of his fans confused and wanting answers. However, the welterweight champion was quick to address the problem. As he posted a video on his Snapchat and described why he did what he did.

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Apparently, Usman was drunk during the early morning and posted the same while in the condition and cleared it for his fans. He said, “Let me clear this up, I know that was tough. It was 4 am in the morning, it was a little slizzered and obviously, I typed that the wrong way,”

However, the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ had the same fury for his haters. “Let me rephrase this for that hater. You know who you are, that particular hater. There’s one of you or maybe two of you that keep watching my story, so you can have something to hate on. Choke yourself. It’s me saying it now. Choke yourself.”

“For the rest of my fans, my real fans, I love and appreciate you guys–I always have and always will.”

Former title challenger believes Khamzat Chimaev can put Kamaru Usman to sleep

Swedish ‘Mauler’ Alexander Gustafsson claims that his compatriot and sparring partner, Khamzat Chimaev, can put the current welterweight champion to sleep. Notably, Gustafsson trains with ‘Borz’ at the AllStars Training Center and is well aware of Chimaev’s prowess.

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Remarkably, the light heavyweight spars with the welterweight Chimaev, as the latter is too big for teammates of his division. Thus, Gustafsson knows what ‘Borz’ is capable of on a practical level.

“I think he’d put Kamaru Usman to sleep, honestly. I think if he just touches his chin, it’s a big chance that Kamaru Usman goes to sleep.” Gustafsson told ESPN.

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What do you think about Usman’s Snapchat shenanigans? Are you onboard the Khamzat Chimaev hype train? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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