Africa now has a new fighting Champion as Nigerian-American Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman recently earned the welterweight MMA title this past week.
Becoming the first fighter from the continent to win a Ultimate Fighting Championship title, Usman who wore green shorts, as well as a green and white mouth guard during the fight in honour of his Nigerian heritage, the fighter beat four-time defending champion, Tyron Woodley to be crowned the new Welterweight Champion.
Fighting in the biggest competition in the world of professional Mixed Martial Arts or MMA, the undefeated Usman was born in Benin City, Nigeria before moving to Texas, USA with his family.
An emotional Usman spoke in pidgin after the fight, saying ” Nigeria, I have told them, we would do it, I told them we never fail. And we have done it today.”