Despite suffering his second defeat to Leon Edwards, Kamaru Usman “Nigerian Nightmare”, Nigeria’s Welterweight champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), insists he is not thinking about retiring any time soon.
At UFC 286 on Saturday night in London, UK, Edwards defeated Usman for the second time in a row, taking the two-fight series 2-1.
In addition, he made sure Kamaru Usman, 35, lost his title as the Welterweight champion and had little chance of winning it again.
But, Kamaru Usman made it obvious that he has no plans to retire anytime soon during a post-fight cage interview that was published on the UFC website.
Although I knew it was a close fight, I believe I did enough to win. Excellent strategy, great strategy. The UFC fighter remarked, “You know, I’ve always said it from the beginning: I knew I’d see Leon again, and we did it. “I’m not through. I will see him again, but he has a really aggressive game plan.
“I’ve always praised him for whatever he’s been able to do, he continued. He is a brother, just like me. Great respect. You’ve got one hell of a guy, a tremendous champion, in London. I’m one of those individuals, so I’m going back to my coaches. I can’t stay seated for very long. I start to feel restless. I will speak with my coaches. When I return, I’ll take a seat, unwind, and spend time with my daughter.”
He pointed out that fighters go through a lot in the build-up to a battle just to excite the crowd.
Usman stated, “You get to come here and enjoy our entertainment, but many of you don’t realize what we go through in training camp just to get ready for this, just to get in there and put on a show for you guys. Respect to the fighters, you guys. Every time for you guys, we put everything on the line.
Kamaru Usman made a follow-up promise to “get back to work” in a tweet.