Kamaru Usman Explains Why He Prefers Family Time Over Career
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman hasn’t paid much attention to any talks suggesting who he will defend his title against now that he has beaten Colby Covington twice.
After winning the UFC 268 main event against Covington, Usman told reporters that he just wants to return to his family and spend time with his daughter Samirah.
“My daughter is 7 years old. She doesn’t give a sh-t if daddy has $20 million stacked up. When she’s 18, what she’s going to say is, ‘Where were you?'” the champ said.
Kamaru Usman is prioritizing family over any talk about his next fight.
“My daughter is 7 years old. She don’t give a sh*t if daddy has $20 million stacked up. When she’s 18, what she’s going to say is, ‘Where were you?'”#UFC268 | Full video: https://t.co/3Bq9WZfYll pic.twitter.com/wAHNrOv65h
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The welterweight king doesn’t want to play the matchmaker for now.
However, he has shown keen interest in donning boxing gloves to fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the near future.
Usman had said that the thought of preparing to share the ring with the Mexican superstar “literally” give him chills. It’s the only showdown that scares him now that he has defended his welterweight strap against the best fighters in the UFC.
Dana White thinks otherwise though.
The UFC president hailed Canelo after he won the Plant bout and jokingly suggested Usman not to mess with the veteran boxer.
White also bet $100,000 on Canelo to win via TKO and went home with an additional $41,000 after the super fight.