‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Kamaru Usman outwrestled Jorge Masvidal for all the five rounds in their latest encounter at the headliner of UFC 251 to retain his welterweight title. Although the highly-anticipated match up appeared to be a one-sided contest with Kamaru Usman dominating the whole fight, Usman seemingly had to deal with some criticisms too. Meanwhile, Daniel Cormier has curbed the critics by explaining how the matchup would have provided similar results, even if it was materialized under different circumstances.
A lot of fight fans pounced upon Kamaru Usman all over the internet and slammed him for taking the fight to the judges. Although Kamaru Usman left no doubts inside the octagon against Jorge Masvidal, umpteen fans stated that “Gamebred” would have outperformed Usman if he would have been able to access a full fight camp. However, Daniel Cormier is not ready to accept the logic.
While UFC 251 headliner ‘Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal’ continues to seek attention from the global fanbase, American wrestler Gable Steveson took to Twitter and hailed “Gamebred” for his commendable performance against Kamaru Usman.
According to Gable Stevenson, Jorge Masvidal’s wrestling defense was tough and hinted that the BMF could have played out differently if he would have had a full fight camp. However, two-division UFC champion and future Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier jumped into rue out the claims
Although Jorge Masvidal accepted the fight under a short notice of six days, Daniel Cormier does not believe that “Gamebred” could have done something different even if he had a full camp. DC responded to Gable Steveson’s tweet and stated that the results of the fight (Usman vs Masvidal) would have been the same since it is a bad match up. DC also clarified that Kamaru Usman would never struggle with strikes.
After the fruition of UFC 251, Dana White has already staged another stacked card for UFC 252. In the headliner of UFC 252, Daniel Cormier will face Stipe Miocic in a rubber contest with UFC heavyweight strap on the line. UFC 252 will be held on August 15, 2020, at the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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