“They call us old,” Kamaru Usman predicts fellow veterans to prevail over up-and-comers at UFC 299

Former UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman sides with the veterans to beat the new comers at UFC 299 matchup.


“They call us old,” Kamaru Usman predicts fellow veterans to prevail over up-and-comers at UFC 299

Kamaru Usman supports veterans (Image via Imago )

Former UFC champion, Kamaru Usman is tired of seeing new contenders beat veterans and ridicule them. He recently made his comments on his new podcast with Henry Cejudo. Here is what happened:

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Henry Cejudo and Kamaru Usman recently discussed about the upcoming fights at UFC 299. Cejudo asked about who would put down Song Yadong in his upcoming fight. To this, Kamaru Usman said:

You know what? I'm tired of seeing all these young guys coming in and these new guys beat us and they call us old. I'm tired of it! Petr Yan, come on. I'm going for Petr Yan."
Kamaru Usman via Pound for Pound

Petr Yan and Song Yadong will fight this March at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida. Their fight will be the tenth fight of the 14 on the main card of UFC 299. Yan is a former UFC bantamweight champion. He is currently on a losing streak and has consecutively lost his last three fights. Yan needs a win against Yadong to challenge for the title again. Meanwhile, Yadong is an emerging Chinese contender who was originally scheduled to fight Yan last year. However, he withdrew due to an injury.

Former UFC champions Kamaru Usman and Henry Cejudo recently launched a new weekly podcast called “Pound 4 Pound.” The podcast is available on YouTube and various other platforms. Usman and Cejudo intend to share their opinions on a variety of topics within and outside the realm of combat sports. They also plan to interview athletes and celebrity guests. In a recent interview, Usman said that he doesn’t want the podcast to be just a podcast. He wants it to be a show.

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Kamaru Usman called out Khamzat Chimaev for a five-round rematch

Kamaru Usman recently did an interview with Mike Bohn from MMA Junkie. He called out Khamzat Chimaev for a five-round rematch in the octagon. Usman had previously stated that a five-round matchup against Chimaev at UFC 294 would have been a different story.

Kamaru Usman and Khamzat Chimaev at ufc 294 (Image via UFC)
Kamaru Usman and Khamzat Chimaev (Image via UFC)

Khamzat Chimaev won a majority decision against Kamaru Usman in the co-main event at UFC 294. The fight happened last year at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Usman felt for a moment that he had secured the win. He was quite shocked by the decision when Chimaev walked away with the victory. Chimaev won the fight via majority decision. Two judges scored the fight in his favor while the third declared it a draw.

That fight was in the middleweight division. Kamaru Usman was a last-minute replacement for Paulo Costa. Usman now said that he is open to making a welterweight return. But for now, the former champion is simply resting his body.

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