Usman Acknowledges Hasty Decision in Pursuing Edwards Trilogy

According to report ‘Usman Acknowledges Hasty Decision in Pursuing Edwards Trilogy’ Kamaru Usman recently admitted that he made a hasty decision in pursuing a trilogy fight with Leon Edwards.

Usman and Edwards fought to a majority draw in their first meeting in December 2015. Usman then went on to win the UFC welterweight title and defend it 14 times. He and Edwards met again in March 2023, and this time Usman won by majority decision.

In a recent interview, Usman said that he was eager to avenge his draw with Edwards and that he didn’t take enough time to consider other options. He said, “I think I made a hasty decision in going straight back to Leon. I think I should have explored other options.”

Usman Acknowledges Hasty Decision in Pursuing Edwards Trilogy
Usman Acknowledges Hasty Decision in Pursuing Edwards Trilogy ( Twitter )

Usman has now said that he is open to fighting other contenders, such as Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington. He said, “I’m not opposed to fighting anyone. I’m the champion, and I’m here to fight the best.”

It remains to be seen who Usman will fight next. However, his admission that he made a hasty decision in pursuing the Edwards trilogy fight suggests that he is willing to take his time in making his next move.

Interesting Facts To Know About Kamaru Usman

Here are some interesting facts about Kamaru Usman:

  • He was born in Auchi, Nigeria, but moved to the United States with his family when he was 8 years old.
  • He is a former freestyle wrestler and folkstyle wrestler. He was a NCAA Division II national champion in wrestling in 2010 and a three-time NCAA Division II All-American.
  • He is the first African-born Nigerian to hold the UFC Welterweight title in the organization’s history.
  • He is also the winner of the Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament.
  • He has defended his UFC welterweight title 14 times, which is the most in UFC history.
  • He is ranked #6 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
  • He is a devout Muslim.
  • He is married and has two children.

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