HomeUFCKamaru Usman targeting title fight against Michael Chiesa at UFC 263 according to manager
Kamaru Usman targeting title fight against Michael Chiesa at UFC 263 according to manager
April 30, 2021
The reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman apparently desires to get again into the Octagon before later. After his second-round TKO victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, it seems that the champion desires to get again into motion, and he’s not ready for Colby Covington, Nate Diaz, or Leon Edwards in line with his supervisor.
Usman’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz did an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto and revealed that in a dialog with Usman, he revealed a distinct opponent he’d prefer to face, and when he wish to step again contained in the Octagon.
Based on his supervisor, Usman wish to face Michael Chiesa at UFC 263 in June which might be simply two months after defending his title for the fourth consecutive time.
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) April 30, 2021
“Kamaru referred to as me yesterday, he mentioned June 12, let’s throw Michael Chiesa a bone. He requested me who’ve the longest profitable streak within the division, top-5 or 6. I mentioned, Chiesa. June 12. [He] Doesn’t have a struggle. It doesn’t actually matter who. I mentioned Michael Chiesa. He mentioned let’s throw Michael Chiesa a bone, ask the UFC if I can struggle on June 12. I advised the UFC, take heed to me, Kamaru can struggle three extra occasions this 12 months.”
Following Usman’s victory over Masvidal at UFC 261, UFC President Dana White mentioned that the struggle to make was Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington, a rematch from their title struggle at UFC 245 which noticed Usman choose up a fifth-round TKO victory. If there are any points in seeking to make the rematch occur, the UFC might transfer to Chiesa who’s at the moment driving a four-fight profitable streak.
Throughout his streak, Chiesa has secured victories over Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez, Rafael dos Anjos, and Neil Magny all of which have come after he made the transfer up from light-weight to welterweight.
UFC 263 is already scheduled to function two title fights when middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends his belt towards Marvin Vettori, and flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will rematch Brandon Moreno with the title on the road.
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