UFC champion Usman Involved In Sparing Session With Popular Deputy Governor In Nigeria

UFC champion Usman Involved In Sparing Session With Popular Deputy Governor In Nigeria

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:48 PM
  • Kamaru Usman visited him hometown in Edo state and was welcomed by the Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu.
  • The Nigerian Nightmare had a non-confrontational boxing sparring session with the number two man of the state
  • The UFC welterweight champions recently defeated Jorge Masvidal to retain his belt and he will fight Colby Covington next

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Kamaru Usman finally touched down in his state Edo as he paid a courtesy visit and was received by Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu, Channels.

The UFC welterweight champion who hails from Auchi was well received as he continued to tour around the country since his visit from the United States.

The 33-year-old also got involved in a sparring session with Shaibu who also showed some excellent footwork like the great Muhammad Ali.

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Usman who had interaction with the press promised to partner with the state government to help develop boxing.

The Nigerian Nightmare scored three knockout victories in his last four fights as the biggest was his second fight with Jorge Masvidal.

UFC champion Usman Involved In Sparing Session With Popular Deputy Governor In Nigeria
Kamaru Usman get into sparring session with deputy Edo governor Philip Shaibu Photo @channelsyoutube
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Usman has the longest consecutive wins in the welterweight division with 11 beating legendary fighter George St. Pierre's record of nine.

The Texas based fighter will take on Colby Covington for a second time in a yet to be announced date later in the year.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kamaru Usman stated that every fight he goes into inside the Octagon, there is always an atom of fear on his mind for his opponent, Legit.

The 34-year-old has recorded 11 straight victories since joining the UFC and it is the longest in the welterweight division beating George St. Pierre's record.

The Nigerian Nightmare who looked fearless in all his fights revealed that he approached all of his opponents with fear.

Legit.ng also reported that Kamaru Usman touched down in Lagos state and paid a courtesy visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu in Marina, Facebook.

The UFC welterweight champion flew into the country for the first since he was a child from his base in the United States.

The 34-year-old had a brief meeting with the governor and was given a plaque to honour his visit into the government house.

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