“Usman’s Better Than He Was Before”- Joe Rogan Weighs In on Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2 Ahead of UFC 268

Published 11/06/2021, 9:21 PM EDT


Kamaru Usman is arguably one of the greatest fighters to ever fight in the welterweight division. The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ has been absolutely unstoppable. He has a professional record of 19-1.

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Usman is now set to enter his twenty-first MMA fight at UFC 268 in Madison Square Garden. He will enter a rematch against Colby Covington for the UFC welterweight title.

Ahead of the fight, Joe Rogan provided his thoughts on ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’.

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On his podcast (The Joe Rogan Experience) he said, “I think Kamaru is like a champion of champions. I think he’s in this all-time great category… I think he got a real argument that he is right now the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. If you look at what his accomplishments are.”

“He has a real argument that he’s the best guy in the sport. But if you wanted to see him challenged, you would want a guy who’s got killer wrestling. That’s Colby. Amazing gas tank. That’s Colby. Unstoppable mentality. That’s Colby. And a guy who’s been in there with him and knows what adjustments to make.”
Rogan added, “Usman’s better than he was before.”
As Joe Rogan is clearly hyped for the upcoming fight, we can expect some enthusiastic commentary from him on November 6.

Kamaru Usman is close to breaking Anderson Silva’s record

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Kamaru Usman has been absolutely unstoppable in his entire professional fighting career. He has yet to be stopped inside the UFC octagon. Anderson Silva currently holds the longest winning streak in the UFC, i.e. 16 wins.

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is only three wins away from breaking Anderson Silva’s record for the highest winning streak. If Usman manages to beat Colby Covington at UFC 268, then he will be just one behind ‘The Spider’.

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Owing to his current form and shape, it is very possible that Kamaru Usman will overtake Anderson Silva and claim the record.

What do you make of Joe Rogan’s comments ahead of UFC 268?

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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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