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Kamaru Usman defends PFL brawl after drunken, racist MMA fans attacked him from behind

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I can’t believe the National Anthem would cause such an uproar. Whoever heard of such a thing?

So it turns out Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender, Kamaru Usman, was minding his own business at Professional Fighters League (PFL) last week, taking in some local mixed martial arts (MMA) action with his manager Ali Abdelaziz.

Then all hell broke loose (watch the video here).

According to “The Nigerian Nightmare,” he was walking in the stands but stopped at the top of the stairs when the National Anthem started playing, out of respect, only to get heckled by a drunken, racist fan, who apparently didn’t appreciate Usman’s request to calm the f--k down.

From MMA Fighting:

“The guy turns around and looks at me and goes, ‘Shut the F up you N-word. What are you gonna do?’ At this point I’m like, okay this dude is clearly drunk and he’s serious and he’s right in my face, so I’m like, ‘Back up, you’re in my space,’ And the guy goes, ‘You ain’t going to do nothing, what do you think? You’re f’ing tough?’ I think he’s going to swing on me because he’s more and more aggressive so I push him off me and I’m like, ‘Bro, back up.’ I turn around for us to leave and all of a sudden while my back is turned, I get hit in the back. Boom. Then it’s like three of them jump on Ali and then three of them jump on me and now it’s like I gotta defend myself.”

They were obviously unprepared for the Agent Fists of Doom.

When he’s not regulating drunken MMA fans, Usman (13-1) can be seen running the table at 170 pounds. Since graduating from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 21 in summer 2015, the 31-year-old wrestler has compiled an eight-fight win streak, which includes last month’s decision win over Demian Maia.

No telling yet what the promotion has in store for Usman, though he does have a history with interim welterweight titleholder Colby Covington. Perhaps “The Nigerian Nightmare” can fight Darren Till or Rafael dos Anjos to work his way up to a division title shot.

Or just wait to get shoved in the back at the next PFL show.

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