“I can’t do this forever, and I don’t want to do this forever,” Kamaru Usman hints at retirement after UFC 261

The UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman hints his retirement after UFC 261, said that he could walk away after this win.

Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman

The UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is going to face Jorge Masvidal in a rematch at UFC 261. The reigning and undefeated champion has defeated most of the top 10 Welterweight fighters and even after being in his prime, he doesn’t intend to stick longer to UFC.

In his recent interview with MMA Fighting, Kamaru Usman revealed that he could walk after his win at UFC 261. Usman says, “Being a realist, and I’m honest with myself, and I know that I can’t do this forever, and I don’t want to do this forever,”

“Like I said, we’re on a track right now, and I’m just so far ahead of these guys that I’m coming back around and I’m lapping them now.” {H/T MMA News}

He added, “Talking to some of my mentors and some of the greats that have done this, what they’re telling me is that, at some point, it’s gonna start to…that waking up in the morning and heading to the gym to put in daily work is gonna start to get heavier and heavier,”

“When nothing really motivates me like that anymore. So this one, like I said, I’m motivated because I didn’t feel like I got that fix. I still have that feeling in me. And so I want to go out there and get this one.” {H/T MMA News}

Kamaru Usman believes that after Masvidal there will be no one left for him

Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ holds the record of 13-0 inside UFC and he already broke the record longest active win streak of the UFC legend Georges St Pierre in the Welterweight division.

He holds victory top Welterweight prospects such as Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, Tyron Woodley, Rafael Dos Anjos, and many others. That’s what left him thinking about who is next for him.

Kamaru Usman added, “But after this one, we have to take a really hard look and see what there is out there for me because it’s not these guys. So whether it’s crossing over and doing something else or maybe walking away, you never know.” {H/T MMA News}

So will Usman follow the footsteps of Khabib Nurmagomedov and walks away after UFC 261? His fans for sure don’t want to see this but for us, we need to wait until this fight to happen.

Also Read: UFC 261 (Co-Main Event): Weili Zhang vs Rose Namajunas Preview and Prediction.

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