“Never backs down” – Dana White responds to the ‘CRAZY’ idea of Kamaru Usman fighting at light heavyweight

“Never backs down” – Dana White responds to the ‘CRAZY’ idea of Kamaru Usman fighting at light heavyweight

Dana White's thought on Kamaru Usman moving to light heavyweight at some point

Ahead of the UFC 278 card this weekend, UFC president Dana White sat down with Aaron Bronseter to discuss the matchups on the card. He also shared his thoughts on the Welterweight champion’s potential move to Light Heavyweight to try his hands at the ‘Champ Champ’ designation.


Kamaru Usman is currently set to face Leon Edwards in the main event of UFC 278 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Welterweight crown is on the line for this rematch. While their first meeting ended in a loss for the Brit, he will be looking to change that. If successful he will be the second champion from Britain after Michael Bisping.

On the other hand, the Nigerian is looking to continue his dominance in the division and defeat Edwards twice. The champion has recently also hinted at a possible move to Light Heavyweight to claim the title and cement his legacy. Usually, Champions move one weight up or down from their original weight class to attempt the double champ status.

However, The Nigerian has very good relations with the Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Therefore he wants to skip 185lbs and fight at Light Heavyweight to claim the double champ designation.


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Dana White has high praise for the P4P king Kamaru Usman

Dana White
UFC president Dana White

Ahead of UFC 278, UFC president Dana White sat down with TSN reporter Aaron Bronsteter to preview the UFC 278 fight card, gave an update on Francis Ngannou and discusses the recent retirement of former UFC fighter and fan favourite Rory MacDonald.

The UFC president further talks about the complexity of running the business, and fighter’s healthcare. He also gave an update on the heavyweight champion and his next fight. Talking on the topic of Rory’s retirement, the president had high praises for him. White also discusses losing Shane Burgos to the PFL.

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On the topic, of the UFC 278 main event, the reporter asked White about Usman’s potential move to Light Heavyweight. White stated, ” “He’s the pound-for-pound greatest in the world, he’s the best welterweight of all time, if he wants to move to heavyweight, I’ll do it, I wouldn’t tell him no. I just don’t think it’s a good idea. I’m not his manager, I’m not his trainer. I’m his promoter,”

“Let me tell you what I was saying yesterday at the press conference about Kamaru Usman, This guy fights all the time, never turns down a fight, never backs down from anybody, has to fight guys two times in a row, and never says no, so why would I say no to him?” White added.

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