Fans react to Ali Abdelaziz calling Kamaru Usman the best to ever do it
Ali Abdelaziz recently posted a tweet calling Kamaru Usman the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Usman had a great run as the welterweight champion of the world, but he was dethroned by Leon Edwards in an epic come-from-back knockout victory. The post garnered a mocking reaction from fans who dismissed Abdelaziz’s claims.
Kamaru Usman was undefeated for nine years before he met Leon Edwards at UFC 278. The fight began with Edwards using his range to keep Usman away. He threw a strong calf kick and body shots to open his attacks. Usman realized that he needs to utilize his wrestling to disrupt the British fighter’s flow.
He quickly closed the distance and initiated a clinch. Edwards however, maintained his composure and posture forcing Usman into a clinch contest. In one of the rarest sights in a Kamaru Usman fight, Edwards established strong under-hooks that postured the Nigerian up. and used his full force to trip Usman and secure a takedown. ‘Rocky’ obtained a dominant position of full mount, and quickly took Usman’s back. He worked his way for submission in the remainder of the round.
Realizing that he was one round down against the challenger, Usman came into the second round stronger. He pressured his opponent with intent and forced his wrestling onto him. He managed to wear down his opponent who seemed to have no answers for Usman’s wrestling proficiency.
The Nigerian was taking down his opponent at will and it looked like he was well on his way to a decision victory. Before the last round, Edwards’ corner encouraged him to dig deep and urged him to push the action. He pulled out a sneaky head kick weapon from deep in his arsenal, that stifled Usman and knocked him out cold. What followed was a clear display of thrill and agony from both sides, and a reminder of why this is the most unpredictable sport in the world.
To Usman’s credit, he has taken the loss on his chin and given the Brit his deserved props. Ali Abdelaziz posted a tweet recently that had fans puzzled on the internet. He wrote:
“He’s everyone nightmare @USMAN84kg best ever do it.”
Fans react to Ali Abdelaziz calling Kamaru Usman the greatest of all time
A certain fan with the username @hokage_mma posted an image of Usman seconds after the knockout claiming that ut looks like the Nigerian had a nightmare:
“He looks more like he went through a nightmare than actually being one..”
Another fan wrote:
“Not according to Big Leon.”
Here are some of the best fan reactions below:
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