Kamaru Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz believes “The Nigerian Nightmare” has surpassed Georges St-Pierre as the greatest welterweight of all-time.
Over the course of the last few weeks, there’s been an increased spotlight on Kamaru Usman after the UFC welterweight champion was crowned the new number one pound-for-pound male fighter in the UFC’s official rankings. It’s a move that many believed was long overdue as Usman continues to run through the 170-pound division with ruthless precision every single time he steps into the octagon.
Of course, whenever the discussion about the “welterweight GOAT” gets underway, the name on the tip of everyone’s tongue is Georges St-Pierre.
GSP was a two-weight world champion who successfully defended the welterweight belt nine times during his run in the company, registering a 26-2 professional mixed martial arts record before finally hanging up his gloves in early 2019.
Usman or GSP?
Usman, on the other hand, has defended the strap four times en-route to a 19-1 record – with his manager Ali Abdelaziz recently revealing that he thinks the 34-year-old has earned the right to be called the best of the best.
“Kamaru Usman is the king, best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet,” Abdelaziz said.
“I believe Kamaru surpassed Georges St-Pierre. Love Georges, [but] Kamaru never lost. He tied his record, he’s gonna break his record on Nov. 6. He’s never been dropped, never been taken down, never put in any kind of danger in a fight. Georges did, Georges lost, Georges has been dropped, Georges got taken down. Love Georges. He’s a Hall of Famer, well deserved. Kamaru has to be talked about as the pound-for-pound king.”
Usman will attempt to add further weight to that claim when he defends against Colby Covington for the second time at UFC 268 next month.
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