Kamaru Usman: Nigerian nightmare tops UFC 245 earners chart after Covington fight

Kamaru Usman: Nigerian nightmare tops UFC 245 earners chart after Covington fight

Kamaru Usman, Nigerian Nightmare, has reportedly topped the UFC 245 earners chart following his fabulous victory over Colby Covington in Las Vegas on Sunday, December 15.

The Auchi-born was on his incredibly breath-taking warrior form as he toed into the Octagon and staged a 'nightmare' presence with an awe-inspiring performance that went down as one of the best in the history of UFC.

Kamaru defeated the American UFC star through a brutal 5th round knock-out to retain his UFC welterweight belt in style at T-Mobile Arena.

And report emerging after the fight has now claimed that the 32-year-old UFC star earned a staggering half a million dollars, putting him ahead of other fighters in the division alongside his last opponent.

Kamaru and Covington raked in six-digit-- $500,000 apiece apart from $50,000 bonus from the fight, but 10 other UFC 245 fighters also earned the same digits:

Here is UFC 245 purses as cited on Sportbible:

Interesting details about UFC 245: fight cards, fight highlights and results

1. Kamaru Usman: $500,000 vs Colby Covington: $500,000

2. Alexander Volkanovski: $250,000 vs Max Holloway: $350,000

3. Amanda Nunes: $450,000 vs Germaine de Randamie: $100,000

4. Marlon Moraes: $220,000 vs. Jose Aldo: $400,000

5. Petr Yan: $132,000 vs Urijah Faber: $250,000

6. Geoff Neal: $62,000 vs Mike Perry: $90,000

7. Irene Aldana: $80,000 vs Ketlen Vieira: $33,000

8. Omari Akhmedov: $110,000 vs Ian Heinisch: $25,000

9. Matt Brown: $160,000 vs Ben Saunders: $35,000

10. Chase Hooper: $48,000 vs Daniel Teymur: $18,000

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that former UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, has reacted to Kamaru Usman's win over Colby Covington with a cryptic message hinting at a potential fight between him and the UFC welterweight champ.

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The Irish fighter, who is set for a sensational return to the octagon at 170lbs, quickly posted on his Twitter "145. 155. 170."

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