Kamaru Usman Shrugs Off Criticism of his Performance Against Jorge Masvidal
By Akin Bolarinwa
Kamaru Usman shrugged off criticism of his performance against Jorge Masvidal as UFC fans began branding the welterweight king ‘the most boring champion’ on social media.
Masvidal was convincingly beaten by Usman over five rounds, struggling to deal with the champion’s grappling as the Nigerian Nightmare dominated almost every exchange.
With Masvidal the reigning ‘Baddest Motherfu*ker Champion’, fight fans hit out at Usman, who was asked directly about the criticism in the UFC 251 post-fight press conference.
‘Well maybe they need to get in there and fight Jorge Masvidal for 25 minutes and then say something,’ he replied. ‘That’s the thing, there was a time when people started hating Floyd Mayweather because he was so dominant.
Mayweather defence was so good, he was so good at what he did. “Oh, that’s boring, he’s not fighting” because people want to see a bar fight? ‘We’re risking our lives in there. And we’ve trained.
‘What was the point of training each and every day and then go in there for a slug fest? ‘You can train to be able to make someone miss and control them in a certain way. ‘That’s what training is for, so you’re not in there taking punishment at will. I do that better than anybody.