UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman wants to make a quick turn around and fight top UFC welterweight contender Michael Chiesa at UFC 263 according to his manager Ali Abdelaziz.
The event is taking place on June 12.
Kamaru Usman is coming off of a second-round TKO win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 last week at the Vystar memorial arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Kamaru Usman is supposed to fight in a rematch with Colby Covington next as announced by Dana White earlier. While that is the case, Kamaru Usman has no idea as to why he deserves a title shot next and instead he should be fighting one more time.
“Kamaru in the last 10 months fought three times, Colby in the last three years, fought three times. After Kamaru destroyed his jaw and disfigured his face, Kamaru went and fought three times, defend against very tough opponents,” Ali Abdelaziz said to ESPN about Usman. “He (Colby Covington) went and fought Woodley, the guy is not even in the UFC anymore, he’s 40-years-old and beat him. Maybe Colby Covington is good for business, who cares. Chiesa, four-fight winning streak, Vicente Luque three-fight winning streak, Leon Edwards, nine-fight winning streak? Why (is) Colby Covington so special? What about Kamaru, if Marvin Vettori beats Israel Adesanya, why (doesn’t) Kamaru go up and fight Marvin Vettori for the middleweight title?”
Kamaru Usman will fight three more times in 2021
Ali Abdelaziz also said that the UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is going to fight three times in 2021.
“Listen, Kamaru earned every right to do what he wants right now. But, we are respectful to Dana and his wishes and we are going to work together regardless,” Ali Abdelaziz further added about the prospect of the champion staying extremely active in 2021.
“We will make it happen. Kamaru called me yesterday, he said June 12, let’s do Michael Chiesa. He asked me who had the longest winning streak in the division in the top five or six, I said Chiesa, he said June 12, (Chiesa) doesn’t have a fight. It doesn’t really matter who. He said let’s do Michael Chiesa, ask the UFC if I can fight on June 12. I told the UFC, Kamaru can fight three more times this year.” (H/T – BJPenn.com)
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