Kamaru Usman is breaking his silent on his future opponent Khamzat Chimaev who’s coming off a hard-fought unanimous decision win over Gilbert Burns, whom he faced at UFC 273 on April 9th.
Speaking to TMZ Sport, and when asked if he could beat Khamzat, Usman stated:
“I’ve never had a doubt that I can and will or would beat anyone in the world,”
Chimaev is the No. 3 ranked UFC welterweight after beating Burns by unanimous decision, and although Usman highlighted that performance, he assured that he can stop The Russian-born Swedish fighter.
“The Nigerian Nightmare” also asked if he saw any holes in Chimaev’s game that he could benefit from.
“Absolutely. That’s what I’m supposed to do. That’s my job. That’s just how I roll, what I do. I dissect each and every situation all the time, and I definitely did in that fight. But, there were a lot of things there that I knew were present all along.”
The 34-year-old star isn’t downplaying Chimaev’s accomplishments, willing to defend his belt against anyone.
“This kid has done a good job going out there and defeating the No. 2 guy in the division. So, yeah, if that’s the next fight after Edwards, then that’s the next fight. But, Edwards is our focus right now,” Usman says.