UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) does not rule out that in the future he may rise to the middle division, but he is ready to take this step only if his close friend Israel Adesanya does not own title.
“Absolutely, definitely. If Izzy [Adesanya] is willing to go higher – yes, he is already lifting in weight – but if he is willing to release the 185-pound belt by saying, ‘I have nothing else to do here,” then I will definitely consider this idea.
However, I am under no circumstances going to move into middleweight for a fight with Izzy. I’m not interested in this. I have said this over and over again that I would rather prefer two Africans with championship belts than one with two titles at once. And after March there will be three guys from Africa with four belts. Now is a great time to be African, ”said Kamaru Usman.
Remind, last weekend Usman spent the third successful defense of the title, having won an early victory over Gilbert Burns.