Kamaru Usman put on a stunning display, as usual, against his former teammate Gilbert Burns, at the recently concluded UFC 258. The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ knocked out Gilbert Burns, thereby successfully defending his welterweight title. He is also still unbeaten in the UFC and broke arguably one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time – George St-Pierre’s record for the most consecutive wins in the UFC (13). With just one loss in his career, and having not lost since 2013, Usman might be on his way to GOAT status!
Speaking at the post-fight conference, Usman expressed his desire to fight the now-retired Georges St-Pierre. He also acknowledged the Canadian, for always being in shape and training regularly.
‘Georges can still do it‘
Usman was quoted as saying, “Of course I would like [to fight] Georges. I don’t want Georges because of money or anything like that. I’m a competitor. I want Georges because Georges left on top. Georges can still do it. I see him training. Georges, I’m watching you.” [via BJPenn.com]
Usman, has dominated the welterweight division to its entirety. He has fought all the big names in the division, and it is safe to say that he is the king of the welterweight division, just like his Nigerian counterpart Israel Adesanya (The middleweight king).
Georges St-Pierre, on the other hand, last fought against Michael Bisping, way back in 2017, which in itself was a comeback match for the UFC legend. He vacated his title, just 34 days after winning it against Bisping and announced his retirement 2 years later. But, there have always been talks of GSP making a comeback, especially if it is for a fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Given that Usman, too has reached elite status, there is a still an outside chance – George looks into it.
Do you see this fight happening? If yes, who do you think will win?