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Midnight Mania! Kamaru Usman doubles down on jump to light heavyweight

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Kamaru Usman has earned the right to do whatever he wants in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). So if the reigning UFC welterweight champion and pound-for-pound king wants to skip an entire weight class to compete at light heavyweight then who are we to tell him no. After all, Usman has never tasted defeat inside of the Octagon and possesses the physicality to fight up a division (or two!).

As Usman gears up for his sixth-straight welterweight title defense against former foe Leon Edwards at UFC 278 this August “Nigerian Nightmare” can’t help but think about the future. During Friday’s UFC 278 press conference (watch HERE) Usman discussed a potential move to light heavyweight and why he’s confident in entering the division.

“I’m still thinking about [skipping middleweight] and going to get that light heavyweight title, too,” said Usman. “I just think I can beat some of those guys. Some! Before you all kill me, I said some. There are some killers in that division and I definitely respect that, but I think those guys who were at the top, there was a couple of guys out there that I would probably take out.”

What say you, Maniacs? Does Usman have the chops to hang around with THIS menacing UFC champion?


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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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