Khabib Nurmagomedov is a mainstay within the MMA GOAT dialog. He lately opened up about what Kamaru Usman wanted to do in a bid to be acknowledged as the most effective welterweight of all time.
In a current interview, Khabib Nurmagomedov was requested whether or not Kamaru Usman might rise to welterweight GOAT standing after overcoming the problem introduced by Colby Covington.
Though Khabib Nurmagomedov admitted that ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ was a formidable warrior, he opined that Usman nonetheless had a protracted option to go earlier than he might be hailed because the welterweight GOAT.
“It will be onerous to say that. With that (Usman vs Covington) victory, it’s going to be onerous. If he defends the title three extra instances (he might be considered the welterweight GOAT),” mentioned Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Watch his response under:
Who does Kamaru Usman need to beat to be considered the welterweight GOAT?
When one talks about GOAT standing within the UFC’s welterweight division, the primary identify that pops into the thoughts is Georges St-Pierre. By way of title defenses, Kamaru Usman definitely has a protracted option to go if he needs to beat GSP.
Nonetheless, it’s value noting that whereas GSP’s introduced an indomitable problem along with his elite high management and wrestling, ‘Rush’ did not report a single end at 170 lbs after his combat in opposition to BJ Penn in 2009.
What’s extra, his newest protection of the welterweight title in opposition to Johny Hendricks got here by way of a break up determination, which suggests he was not acting at peak degree.
Kamaru Usman, alternatively, has recorded three of his 5 title defenses by ending his opponent. What’s extra, the remaining two fights had been gained by way of unanimous determination.
Try Kamaru Usman’s street to the UFC welterweight championship:
The truth that GSP hardly butt heads with fighters of value is one more issue that could be his downfall. Kamaru Usman has recorded wins in opposition to among the greatest welterweight fighters the promotion has ever seen. Ought to ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ go on to defend his title three extra instances, as Khabib Nurmagomedov steered, he might very effectively dispute Georges St-Pierre’s standing because the welterweight GOAT.