Tuesday, March 28, 2023

It’s Time To Get Violent – Kamaru Usman

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Kamaru Usman is preparing for a violent match-up against Leon Edwards in their trilogy bout at the UFC 286 main event on Saturday as he looks to regain his welterweight belt.


Usman had more points than Edwards in 2015 lost the title to the Jamaican-born Briton in August 2022, after dominating the 31-year-old until a head kick knocked him out just seconds left on the clock.

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The Nigerian-American will slug it out with Edwards at the London’s 02 Arena on Saturday with Usman revealing that he is in a rare, violent mindset heading into the fight.

“I’m going into this fight with a rare mindset,” Usman declared during Wednesday’s media day.

“It’s time for me to get violent. I felt violent going into my match against Sergio Moraes in 2017 because of how I was treated by matchmakers, leading to my first-round knockout of him.

“Then when I fought Colby Covington in 2019, his comments around the world had me feeling so angry that I wanted to be violent and we saw how that fight went [Usman won via fifth-round TKO].

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“Even when I had to quarantine and fight Jorge Masvidal in 2021 after Gilbert Burns caught Covid, I still dominated him and that’s when he started making all these excuses which filled me with rage so much that I wanted to be violent in the second fight and you saw what happened [Usman won via second-round KO].

“Now I’m starting to get that same feeling again.”

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