The current welterweight champion wants to remain active after this recent title defense. UFC 261. However, according to his manager Ali Abdelaziz, the defending champion does not want to get it back soon with welterweight number one candidate Colby Covington.
Instead of Covington, Usman hopes to fight seventh-place welterweight Michael Chiesa in June.
After Usman’s dominant knockout against Jorge Masvidal UFC 261, ESPN’s Brett Okimoto told Ali Abdelaziz about his victory and his next plans.
“Kamar fought three times in the last 10 months and Colby three times in the last three years. After Kamar broke his jaw and hurt his face. Kamar went three times and fought from a very tough enemy. “I kept it,” Abdelaziz said.
He said Covington had only won once against Tyron Woodley, which Abdelaziz didn’t believe. UFC Already. He also said that Covington is no longer special when compared to other candidates like Chiesa, Leon Edwards and Vicente Luque.
Abdelaziz also believes Usman could be middleweight if Marvin Vettori defeats Israel Adesanya.
Despite Dana White’s words, which refer to the next challenger as Covington, Abdellajiz and Usman UFC It will be easy to get along with him for his next fight.
“Listen, Kamal now has all the rights to do what he wants to do, but we respect Dana and his wishes and will work together regardless.”
“We make it happen. Kamal called me yesterday and he said let me do Michael Chiesa on June 12th. He is the longest in the top 5 or 6 divisions. Asked me who has the winning streak, I said Chiesa, he said June 12th (Chiesa) did not have a fight. Anyone is fine. He is Michael・ I told you to do Chiesa, UFC If you can fight on June 12th UFC, Kamal can fight three more times this year. “
UFC The 263 draws attention as current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends the title against third-placed Marvin Vettori.
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Ali Abdelaziz: Kamaru Usman wants to fight in the UFC 263 but doesn’t oppose Colby Covington
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