Dana White: Kamaru Usman Could Go Down As Greatest Welterweight Ever
UFC President Dana White thinks Kamaru Usman is on pace to become the greatest welterweight of all time.
Usman is coming off a successful title defense against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258. The bout was held this past Saturday night, February 13. Usman scored the third-round TKO finish. This was “The Nigerian Nightmare’s” third successful title defense.
During the UFC 258 post-fight press conference, White told reporters that he feels Usman will surpass Georges St-Pierre as the welterweight GOAT if he continues to succeed at this rate (h/t MMAJunkie.com).
“He just broke his record tonight. If you look at what he just did, he broke his record tonight for consecutive wins (in the welterweight division), and if this guy keeps rolling, if Usman can keep doing what he’s doing, he’s going to go down as the greatest welterweight ever. Fact.
“Just look at who he’s fought and who he has to fight here in the future, it’s undeniable that this guy will go down as the best welterweight. The question is, where will he go down in the history of the sport?”
Usman is riding a 17-fight winning streak. He hasn’t suffered a loss since his second pro MMA fight back in May 2013. Usman’s resume has already been filled with quality names. He’s beaten the likes of Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Jorge Masvidal, Rafael dos Anjos, Demian Maia, and now Burns.
Usman has been calling for a rematch with Masvidal. The two fought back in July 2020. Usman picked up the unanimous decision victory. The welterweight ruler says he wants to finish Masvidal if they share the Octagon again.