By Mike Bohn |
February 14, 2021 2: 30 am
Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) recorded an spectacular third-round TKO of Gilbert Burns (19-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) in Saturday night’s headliner on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, environment a document for the longest a success jog in welterweight history with his 13th consecutive triumph.
That document was beforehand held by Georges St-Pierre, leading to comparisons comparison’s between Usman and the future UFC Hall of Famer.
In White’s view, Usman’s legacy is already in line to surpass that of St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC), and he thinks it couldn’t be lengthy unless that happens.
“He dazzling broke his document tonight,” White suggested reporters, including MMA Junkie, post-fight at UFC 258. “Even as you happen to leer at what he dazzling did, he broke his document tonight for consecutive wins (in the welterweight division), and if this man retains rolling, if Usman can protect doing what he’s doing, he’s going to transfer down as the greatest welterweight ever. Fact.
“Correct leer at who he’s fought and who he has to fight here eventually, it’s straightforward that this man will depart down as the only welterweight. The quiz is, the build will he depart down in the history of the sport?”
Even supposing he’s been nothing attempting dominant for the length of his UFC profession, Usman’s name has yet to if truth be told resonate. A efficiency like what “The Nigerian Nightmare” displayed against Burns on the full is a moment that turns the nook, and White thinks it’s excessive time Usman gets his entire and proper due.
“The child’s the staunch deal,” White mentioned. “For the opposite folks that know, for the opposite folks that if truth be told know about combating, they know that this exhaust tonight was a sizable deal over a extremely motivated, properly trained, mentally tough, confident, badass child.
“This man’s got nothing however badass dudes lined up forward. If he doesn’t possess the distinction now, he could merely peaceable’ve got it after the Covington fight. I will’t stop speaking regarding the Covington fight. One among the greatest fights I’ve ever viewed. Somebody who didn’t admire him after that? That’s your issue, not his.”