The reigning UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman possesses outstanding grappling skills. However, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ was not always operating at such a high level. Conor McGregor Exposes ‘Broke’ UFC Legend
Kamaru Usman reveals he was taken down by a girl
During a chat with Ebuka for Bounce Networks, Usman revealed that a girl had performed a takedown on him for the very first time in his life. He went on to say that he ‘felt so powerless’ and felt defeated.
Here is what he revealed:
“This girl stoned me on the ground… first takedown by a girl…I’m screaming. There’s nothing I can do about it, nothing. I had no idea, I felt so powerless and I just remember feeling so defeated. But I was so competitive to where, in my mind, I said, ‘Tomorrow, I’m [gonna] deal with this girl.’ So, the next day I went back, same thing happened. She assaulted me again and the next day and the next day. For a couple of weeks, she was beating me anyhow and I later found that she was like a three-time champion. So this girl, she was ready. She wasn’t just beating me, [she] was beating everybody,” said Kamaru Usman.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ made some huge title defense this year. At the beginning of the year, he got a TKO victory over his former training partner Gilbert Burns at UFC 258. He went on to deliver a highlight-reel-worthy knockout against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261. Usman ended the year with a decision victory over his rival Colby Covington at UFC 268.