“I want him to beat up Canelo Alvarez,” Ali Abdelaziz believes Kamaru Usman will establish himself as the greatest combat sports athlete

Ali Abdelaziz wants Kamaru Usman to fight Canelo Alvarez to become the greatest combat sports athlete ever.

Kamaru Usman and Canelo Alvarez
Kamaru Usman and Canelo Alvarez

The UFC Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman is going to face the former interim Welterweight champion, Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 268. Usman and Covington had a really long beef going on since their first match and ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’s’ manager, Ali Abdelaziz hates Covington more than anyone.

If Kamaru Usman secures a win against Covington at UFC 268, there won’t be many opponents left for him in the division against whom he already secured a win. That is why Abdelaziz believes Usman should try new ventures in the combat sports world to prove his dominance.

In his latest interview with MMA Fighting, Abdelaziz says, “Nov. 6, Kamaru’s going to knock out Colby Covington and after that, I want him to do something crazy, I want him to beat up ‘Canelo’ [Alvarez] or somebody, why not? Kamaru, he don’t want these fake fights. He wants a real fight and everybody in boxing is boxing these old guys.”

“I was talking to him, he was like, ‘No, I want the pound-for-pound kings of MMA against the pound-for-pound kings of boxing.’ Why not? What does he have to lose? Nothing.” {h/t MMA Fighting}

Ali Abdelaziz believes Kamaru Usman will give a serious problem to Canelo Alvarez

Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns
Kamaru Usman

Over the past years, many UFC fighters have tried their hands in boxing. Whether it is Conor McGregor fighting Floyd Mayweather or it is Tyron Woodley boxing Jake Paul, UFC fighters tend to move to box and Ali Abdelaziz believes Kamaru Usman can give serious troubles to Canelo Alvarez if they ever fought.

He added, “Don’t understand me wrong, if Dana White says go ahead and put a hit out on these YouTube guys, we would beat them up. But Kamaru has standards of competition,”

“I think Kamaru will do well. Boxers fighting MMA guys have a hard time. We saw a guy like Conor, who simply has no soul — if he would have had a little more heart, he would have lasted a little bit longer, but he broke. He lasted eight rounds with Floyd.”

Ali Abdelaziz concluded, “If you tell me Kamaru cannot last with ‘Canelo’ and rough him up, I tell you you’re wrong. I think Kamaru does very well with Canelo. At the end of the day, we just want to do bigger and better things, and of course, we are team players. We also work with Dana and the UFC to do bigger things together as a team. Opportunities come, and if they come, we’re ready.”

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