Another Kamaru Usman fight and another week of fans debating if the elite welterweight fighter is on PEDs or not. Usman’s latest photoshoot for UFC 286 is out and Twitter is filled with reactions from fans arguing about his natty status.
The recent UFC 286 photoshoot for Kamaru Usman shows the fighter sporting green trunks. This has caught the fans off-guard given the fighter is fighting as the challenger after multiple fights as champion. Usman not wearing the golden champion trunks is not the only thing that has unsettled fight fans.
A recent tweet from MMA Mania compared the physiques of ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ from 2015 & 2023. Fans have decided to debate if the fighter has shown any signs of PED usage. Usman has been a victim of steroid accusations for most of his career. The fighter’s incredibly jacked physique and immense cardio in the octagon have put him under the microscope for “steroid watch”.
The fanbase is split into two arguing the physique of the fighter is almost identical to his past self while many have pointed to the freckles in his abdominal region, claiming that to be injection marks.
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Twitter reacts to Kamaru Usman’s physique comparisons
Usman has over 50 clean USADA tests in his fighting career. The former champion has faced questions from the media about his alleged PED use and has always handled the criticism with grace. Usman became the champion back in 2019 and the allegations began to raise after his opponent Colby Covington shed a lot of light on his physique.
Usman for the first time in the last four years will be fighting as the challenger. Fans are excited to watch UFC 286 go down with some amazing fights on the card. Talk of alleged steroid use is almost a norm whenever Usman goes into fight week. Take a look at how the fans reacted.
Virtually identical— Jay Sakong (@JaySakong) March 16, 2023
Remember when Colby said the President himself told him via intelligence that Usman was juicing 😆😆😆— C$D Lunch77 (@Lunch77Beatz) March 15, 2023
As he gets into his upper 30’s he gets more cut of course. Makes sense— Blake (@MaverickBudsDad) March 16, 2023
Only thing that's apparant from these photos is the UFC hired a better photog— EyesOnTheInsides (@EInsides) March 16, 2023
Pops got him on the good sauce— Mike Conigliaro (@mikegconigs) March 15, 2023
Still juiced to the gills, nothing’s changed there— Finch (@Finch02_) March 16, 2023
CEO of EPO— Long John Silver (@Smega_Goblin) March 16, 2023
Wait you're telling me they're freckles and not injection marks on his stomach?— 𝙒𝙊𝙉𝘿𝙀𝙍𝘽𝙍𝙀𝘼𝘿 🇦🇺 (@WonderbreadMMA) March 16, 2023
NOOOO WAYYYY 🙄 https://t.co/PlhTtQUUdG
Those aren’t injection marks but the man is on the sauce— homer simpsons burner (@Uhhhhyeet) March 16, 2023
Nah he just injects at those exact locations every time— Walt (@WaltEr76084853) March 16, 2023
Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards will be fighting for the third time in their careers. The two are now even with one win each. There is no doubt that the UK fighter had the more-memorable win out of the two. Usman is back to reclaim his title in the trilogy fight.
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