UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is not far enough to surpass the big ones Georges Saint Pierre welterweight in the UFC if he keeps up his pace. Usman, who has defended the title a whopping 5 times since 2019, has the most title defenses among current UFC champions, the longest active winning streak in the UFC and the second-longest in UFC history, and a takedown defense nearly approaching hundred percent, if not full.
The kind of resume that Usman has is great in itself because the Nigerian Nightmare has won people over like it Colby Covington (twice), Jorge Masvidal (twice), Rafael Dos Anjos, Tyron Woodley, Gilbert Burns, Demian Maia, Sean Strickland, Leon Edwards and many more. Usman, who is also the top fighter in the UFC pound-for-pound list, will most likely face Leon Edwards in a rematch at this year’s UFC International Fight Week.
Kamaru Usman believes he still has weaknesses as a fighter
In an interview with the American sports analyst Shannon Sharpetells Usman what drives an athlete to be at the top of their game and beyond that to be at the top at an extraordinary level in this world.
“Being able to be honest with yourself“ says Usman, suggesting it as the core of that aforementioned special athlete. “It’s not just about drinking your own cool-aid, it’s about being honest with yourself, because when you’re weak in an area you honestly say to yourself, ‘I’m weak there, I need to get better'” , and that’s why I see a lot of people can’t do that, because they get to a certain level and they’re good at something, they say, oh no, I’m not weak anywhere, I know I’m still weak, I’m still learning to this day“ concludes Usman.
What do you think of Kamaru Usman’s suggestion that honesty is the most important ingredient for an athlete to ensure they remain at the top of their game? What weaknesses do you see in Usman’s game as he sees it in himself? What do you think was Usman’s toughest title defense yet and who do you think will win between Usman and another title contender in Leon Edwards?
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