Kamaru Usman feels his name is being used as leverage by UFC against Woodley, Covington

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Kamaru Usman displayed a dominant performance over Rafael Dos Anjos to beat him via a unanimous decision in the welterweight main event of The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on Friday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Kamaru Usman won the fight with his high wrestling ability, his top of the line conditioning. He kept Dos Anjos at bay with his crisp jabs and threw numerous takedowns. He spent the majority of the fight on top position and he successfully kept himself away from Dos Anjos submission attempts throughout the fight, but he was also able to score points with his ground and pound.

Kamaru Usman feels his name is being used as leverage by UFC against Woodley, Covington

With that win, he has also impressed Dana White and UFC president has said that he wants to see Usman fight Woodley next.

Kamaru Usman recently appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show and he said that he is a smart man. He knows why Dana White said after his win over RDA why he might get the next title shot all of a sudden.

Let’s be honest. Dana is not stupid, he is a very intelligent guy, there is a reason he has been doing what he has bee doing and as long as he has been doing it.

From what I hear, these two guys[ Woodley and Covington] are trying to play games saying this one’s[Woodley] hurt and this one’s[Covington] hurt. If they’re hurt it doesn’t matter, let me jump into the hot tub and I will be ready next week.

So if these guys want to play games and then the boss[Dana White] wants to throw me in there then I am ready. You know I got into this sport prepared to be the champion.

I showed up to Dallas a couple of months ago prepared to be a champion and nothing has changed. I am still ready to be the champion. So whenever the opportunity calls, I will be ready.

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