Nigeria’s mixed martial fighter, Kamoru Usman humiliated previously undefeated Brazilian, Sergio Moreas in the first round of the Ultimate Fighting Championship encounter at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, USA.
Usman, aka “The Nigerian Nightmare” who is from Auchi, was ranked No. 13 in the welterweight division heading into the fight and extended his winning streak to 10 consecutive fights.
Usman believes he is no longer a prospect in the division but a contender now and has his eyes set on tackling the division’s absolute best, singling out former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.
Speaking in the ring after his impressive fight, the 30-year-old Benin born fighter hailed Nigeria saying: “Naija, we don land. Them say we no fit do am; I go show them say Naija no dey carry last.
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“Tonight, I needed to make a statement, I needed to put a stamp on this division and let them know that there’s not one guy who can hang in there with me.
“I am a problem in the division. There is not one guy that wants to take this fight – not one. How many people do you know calling me out? There’s not one guy who wants this fight.”
“They keep lining up anybody and I will keep taking them out. RDA (Dos Santos), you want to come into my division and want to talk about you going for the title. Are you serious? Line him up. Line him up and let me send him back down and cut weight again. Line him up.”