Kamaru Usman sees himself following in Khabib Nurmagomedov's footsteps

Kamaru Usman sees himself following in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s footsteps

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman believes he’s going to follow in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s footsteps and begin training fighters once he retires from MMA.

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is well on his way to being recognized as one of the greatest ever to compete in the sport. The 35-year-old welterweight has only suffered one loss in his professional career (20-1) which was in 2013, his second-ever bout.

Since then, Usman has dominated during his time in the UFC, capturing the 170lbs title and successfully defending the belt five times.

In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Usman discussed his future with heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou:

“I’m confident I’m gonna train still [after retirement] because I like to live, I like to train. I think I’m gonna miss MMA to the point I’m gonna train a lot. Khabib [Nurmagomedov] right now, I think I’m gonna be like that. Maybe not as crazy because that guy has a whole team to train but I’m gonna love training. Khabib right now, he loves training and he f***s those guys up!”

Kamaru Usman will look to defend his title for a sixth time when he faces British contender Leon Edwards later this month. The bout is a rematch between the pair, with Usman having won their first fight via unanimous decision back in 2015.

Watch the full video here:

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