Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) has seemed unstoppable of slack and is coming off a thunderous knockout of Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251. Unbeaten in the UFC, “The Nigerian Nightmare” has not too lengthy in the past scored finishes of Colby Covington, Gilbert Burns and Masvidal, exhibiting he’s grand bigger than upright a wrestler.
Though he’s yet to attain encourage discontinuance to St-Pierre on the subject of title defenses, he’s effectively on his design to carving his hold legacy. Gentle longtime UFC welterweight king and ex-middleweight champ St-Pierre thinks Usman currently is the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter, despite the UFC having him at No. 2 at the encourage of Jon Jones.
“I ponder Usman, right now, is the best pound-for-pound,” St-Pierre said in an interview with Bleacher File. “By the exercise of performance, I ponder he’s regarded as one of the best right now and he’s an active competitor.”
St-Pierre additionally lauded a host of other fighters, including newly crowned flyweight champ Brandon Moreno, who became the first Mexico-born UFC champion when he submitted Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263.
“I wish to secret agent (Israel) Adesanya as effectively – Francis Ngannou, Ciryl Gane,” St-Pierre said. “I admire (Alexander) Volkanovski – all of the champions.
“If we’re speaking about who’s the best, I ponder Moreno is very best wonderful. The scheme he beat Figueiredo, that was once wonderful. It was once an wonderful performance – as right as it will get.”