Kamaru Usman has some pretty lofty expectations to live up to.
At least from his manager, Ali Abdelaziz.
As Usman prepares for a title defense at UFC 268 against Colby Covington, his manager is touting him highly.
In an interview with MMA Fighting, Abdelaziz called Usman the greatest welterweight of all time.
“I love Georges (St-Pierre), he’s a friend of mine, but when you talk about being fair, Kamaru is going to break his record,” Abdelaziz said. “He’s tied with him for the most wins. He’s on a 17-fight winning streak, 13 in the UFC or something like that, some crazy amount of wins. Never been dropped. Never really been beat up in a fight. His only toughest fight was Colby and he knocked his ass out.
The man has never been taken down. Georges cannot say that. We talk about dominance – Kamaru never lost in the UFC. Never even been a close fight in the UFC. Georges lost, close decisions, controversial decisions but he’s a legend.
“You have to give it to Georges but I think Kamaru is the greatest welterweight of all time now.”
Usman has finished three of his last four opponents, including his most recent title defense victory over Jorge Masvidal.
UFC 268 takes place November 6 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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