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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Kamarudeen Usman on the successful defence of his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title, saying his victory has lifted the spirits of Nigerians despite the gloom COVID-19 pandemic has brought.

Kamaru Usman: Conor McGregor doesn’t want to fight me

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has claimed that Conor McGregor went running when offered a fight with him earlier this year.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Kamarudeen Usman on the successful defence of his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title, saying his victory has lifted the spirits of Nigerians despite the gloom COVID-19 pandemic has brought.

Kamaru Usman gets six-month suspension

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, has been handed a six-month medical suspension after he broke the nose of Jorge Masvidal.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Kamarudeen Usman on the successful defence of his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title, saying his victory has lifted the spirits of Nigerians despite the gloom COVID-19 pandemic has brought.

President Buhari hails UFC champion Kamaru Usman

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated Kamarudeen Usman on the successful defence of his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title, saying his victory has lifted the spirits of Nigerians despite the gloom COVID-19 pandemic has brought.
Ultimate Fighting Championship president, Dana White, has hinted that Gilbert Burns will be the next fight for welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.

UFC: Kamaru Usman to face Gilbert Burns in next fight

Ultimate Fighting Championship president, Dana White, has hinted that Gilbert Burns will be the next fight for welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.
Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman says he has more tools in his toolbox after retaining his title with a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi in the early hours of Sunday.

Kamaru Usman: Jorge Masvidal a tough guy

Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman says he has more tools in his toolbox after retaining his title with a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi in the early hours of Sunday.
Kamaru Usman has successfully retained his welterweight championship by defeating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251, but it's safe to say fans are far from happy with regards to his performance.

UFC: Kamaru Usman beats Jorge Masvidal, retains welterweight belt

Kamaru Usman put on a ‘Fight Island’ masterclass Sunday to retain his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight world title by grinding down a brave Jorge Masvidal in Abu Dhabi.
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Kamaru Usman reacts to the death Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father

Nigeria’s UFC star Kamaru Usman has reached out to rival Khabib Nurmagomedov who lost ins father on Friday.
Kamaru Usman walks off as referee Marc Goddard stops his bout against Colby Covington at UFC 245. USA TODAY Sports

UFC president rules out Conor McGregor fighting Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman

President of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Dana White has ruled out the possibility of Conor McGregor taking on fighting for the welterweight champion Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman.
UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman insists he’s ready to give Conor McGregor a chance to challenge for the title if he’s interested.

Kamaru Usman offers Conor McGregor another title shot

UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman insists he’s ready to give Conor McGregor a chance to challenge for the title if he’s interested.

UFC star Conor McGregor offered next title shot against Nigerian champion Kamaru Usman

Irish-born Conor McGregor has been offered the chance to face Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight belt after the Nigerian manager challenged him on Twitter.
Nigeria’s Sodiq Yusuff says he hope to follow the footsteps of compatriots Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman to land UFC world title in the nearest future.

Sodiq Yusuff vows to land UFC title after fourth consecutive win

Nigeria’s Sodiq Yusuff says he hope to follow the footsteps of compatriots Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman to land UFC world title in the nearest future.
Kamaru Usman celebrates after beating Colby Covington. USA TODAY Sports

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account hacked

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account has been hacked, with a series of expletive-laden and racist tweets being published.
KAMARU USMAN scored a dramatic fifth round knockout against his bitter rival Colby Covington to retain the UFC welterweight title.

UFC star Kamaru Usman to present title belt to US president

Nigerian martial art star Kamaru Usman says he’s ready to present his belt to American president Donald Trump.
Colby Covington slammed referee Marc Goddard following his stoppage defeat to Kamaru Usman at UFC 245.

Usman’s opponent slams referee after defeat at UFC 245

Colby Covington slammed referee Marc Goddard following his stoppage defeat to Kamaru Usman at UFC 245.
Kamaru Usman walks off as referee Marc Goddard stops his bout against Colby Covington at UFC 245. USA TODAY Sports

Kamaru Usman batters Colby Covington at UFC 245 — in pictures

Kamaru Usman sent a bloodied, bleary Colby Covington spiralling to the ground for the second time. Usman then leaped on him and went to work on Covington’s badly injured face, battering his dazed opponent with hammer fists until the referee mercifully intervened.
KAMARU USMAN scored a dramatic fifth round knockout against his bitter rival Colby Covington to retain the UFC welterweight title.

Usman Kamaru retains UFC welterweight title

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman successfully defended his crown for the first time in spectacular fashion, breaking open a razor-close fight with Colby Covington with a fifth-round stoppage that may not have put an end to their rivalry, but that certainly cemented Usman’s place as the top 170-pounder in the world.
Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker in the second round to become the middleweight world champion.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa hails Israel Adesanya’s victory over

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya for knocking out 185-pound challenger, Robert Whittaker, to become UFC undisputed world middleweight champion.
Boxing – Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker – World Heavyweight Title Unification Fight – Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain – March 31, 2018 Anthony Joshua celebrates with the belts after winning the fight Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Nigerians fighting their way to glory outside of Nigeria

Nigeria has always had a history when it comes to combat sports. The towering legend of Dick Tiger was impossible to escape, Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey held a featherweight title as far back as 1957, and in the last three decades the likes of David Izonritei, Ike Ibeabuchi and Samuel Peter have shaken up the heavyweight division.

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