Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight smashing machine, Santiago Ponzinibbio, was expected to throw hands with wrestling powerhouse, Kamaru Usman, at the UFC Fight Night 129 mixed martial arts (MMA) event last May in Chile.
Unfortunately for “Gente Boa” (27-3), an injured hand torpedoed the bout and sent the Argentinian into surgery. Usman would move on to fight longtime veteran Demian Maia, capturing a decision win over the Brazilian before moving on to replicate that performance against Rafael dos Anjos.
The rest, as they say, is history.
“Congratulations for the great performance Kamaru Usman,” Ponzinibbio wrote on social media. “Now is time for us to take care of a pending issue in the Octagon. See you soon.”
Usman is fresh off his title-winning performance against Tyron Woodley at the UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Las Vegas (see it again here). “The Nigerian Nightmare” has already been paired off with former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington, though the No. 7-ranked Ponzinibbio — winner of seven straight — is certainly not without a quality opponent.
Maybe a win over “Gente Boa” is what Woodley needs to earn that Usman rematch.
Who wants it?