Kamaru Usman criticizes Sean O’Malley for targeting ‘gimmick’ Ryan Garcia future fight

The surprising victory of Ryan Garcia over Devin Haney has sparked a flurry of speculation and ignited a wave of enthusiasm within the boxing community. Amidst Garcia’s ongoing exchange with UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley, former UFC champion Kamaru Usman has a strong message for the 29-year-old from Montana.

Usman recently made an appearance on his popular YouTube show, Pound for Pound, alongside O’Malley‘s arch nemesis, Henry Cejudo. Considering the situation, Usman suggested that the bantamweight should prioritize his attention on the UFC. The former champion urged O’Malley to cement his legacy in the division rather than pursuing a crossover match.

He said, “Why are we even entertaining this right now?… How about we beat up a couple of guys in my division first, and cement myself as a great in my division… before I’m even entertaining these gimmick fights.”

Usman makes a valid point. It is crucial for O’Malley to focus on clearing out his division before pursuing high-stakes fights. ‘Suga’ must demonstrate to the community that he is the top contender, surpassing Petr Yan, Merab Dvalishvili, Umar Nurmagomedov, and others, in order to increase his standing.

However, with the support of his fans and the momentum on his side, the MMA star is ready to face the boxing phenomenon.

Kamaru Usman praised Dana White for UFC 300’s success

Kamaru Usman is pleased to witness UFC president Dana White silencing the naysayers of UFC 300. “The Nigerian Nightmare” feels UFC 300’s achievements prove White is the best combat sports promoter ever.

Speaking on his Pound 4 Pound with Kamaru & Henry podcast, he said, ““He just goes to show you again; he’s like, I’m the best promoter for a reason.” Dana definitely 10-7ed the media with that one.

White’s forecast was accurate, as UFC 300 may have surpassed all prior promotions. UFC 300 had a spectacular finish despite MMA analysts’ doubts about the bout’s star power. These include setting a T-Mobile Arena attendance record, an ESPN prelims viewership record, 3.2 million new UFC social media followers, and the best UFC social media performance ever.

UFC 300 proved to be an incredibly successful event, and fans can expect more of the same with UFC 302 and 303. These upcoming events feature a lineup of renowned fighters that are sure to deliver thrilling matches.

Md Mahmud Islam

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Md Mahmud Islam is a diligent and committed writer for SportsZion, specializing in UFC and Boxing. With nearly 1.5 years of experience at the company, he is dedicated to enhancing the company's performance through his meticulous and eloquent articles.


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