Kamaru Usman is one of the greatest fighters in the history of the UFC as well and fans simply have a lot of respect for him. Despite this, Kamaru Usman also has his fair share of haters but it seems he does not let his haters faze him.
He took home the top disclosed payday from UFC 278, according to salaries released by the Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission. Usman received a flat $500,000 for the Aug. 20 pay-per-view headliner, which he lost via fifth-round knockout. Leon Edwards, meanwhile, received a flat $350,000 for his win.
Khamzat Chimaev is really not if Kamaru Usman returns to form after his loss to Leon Edwards.
“It was a crazy fight, good fight,” said Chimaev to Brett Okamoto of ESPN. “I learned a lot of things about that fight. It was funny to watch. [Usman] was too much high up. He was like, ‘I’m gonna fight with Canelo [Álvarez],’ and all these things and he got shot. He wasn’t focused and he said, ‘I’m always focused,’ and a lot of things. ‘I want to make money.’ … Leon comes and shot his head, dropped the guy.
“I don’t think he’ll be the same guy again,” continued Chimaev. “In the mind. We’ve seen a lot of champions thinking, ‘Nobody can beat me,’ because he defend so many times, ‘Now I’m unbeatable,’ that kind of thing, and bam, somebody knock you out. Now you know you’re human, as well.”