Kamaru Usman set to make sixth title defense against former foe Leon Edwards at UFC 278
Kamaru Usman has had a dominant title run since capturing the welterweight gold with a win over Tyron Woodley in early 2019. The 35-year-old has run through the top contenders in the division, most recently outpointing Colby Covington in November.
Kamaru Usman recently joined the star-studded cast of Marvel’s Black Panther sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The news was first reported by Daniel Cormier during the UFC 277 weigh-in show and was later confirmed by Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz on Twitter.
Surprisingly, it appears that Cody Garbrandt may have known about the welterweight champ’s casting in the film for many years.
A fan recently dug up an old clip where ‘No Love’ can be seen greeting his Dominance MMA stablemate with “Wakanda Forever.” The video appears to be from a time when Khabib Nurmagomedov was gearing up to take on Max Holloway, who later pulled out, at UFC 223 in April 2018.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is expected to make a cameo appearance in the film. However, details about the welterweight champion’s role are still under wraps.
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