UFC President Dana White believes welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is the best fighter to ever compete in the 170-pound division.
In an interview with TSN, Dana White stated that Usman had long since taken over from George St-Pierre the title of greatest welterweight in history. The UFC boss admires the work Kamaru has done in the Octagon, especially highlighting his victory over Colby Covington in December 2019 at UFC 245.
Speaking to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, White said that he believes Usman has surpassed GSP as the welterweight GOAT. The UFC bossman believes that Usman’s body of work is second to none, singling out his title fight against Covington at UFC 245 that he won via TKO after referee Marc Goddard stopped the bout following a fifth-round knockdown by the champ.
“Yeah, I just think if you look at what this guy has done. Every time he fights he looks better and better. He’s literally fought everybody out there, and now he’s going for a second run on these guys. And the fight with him and Colby Covington is one of the best fights I’ve ever seen,” Dana White said.
“This division is stacked with killers right now. And like I said, the fight with him and Colby Covington. Love him or hate him, he’s one of the best fighters in the world. He’s a very, very good fighter and that fight was incredible. Both guys had to dig deep in that fight. It was one of the best fights I’ve ever seen, ever.”