Kamaru Usman claims he will never fight Israel Adesanya, Khabib Nurmagomedov

Kamaru Usman claims he will never fight Israel Adesanya, Khabib Nurmagomedov

- Kamaru Usman has vowed never to square off with two fighters in his MMA career

- The welterweight champion defended his belt against Colby Covington last December

- The Nigerian Nightmare will potentially face Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal

Kamaru Usman has played down having a fight with fellow Nigerian fighter Israel Adesanya in the future.

Both Nigerian UFC superstars currently hold the welterweight and middleweight belts following their impressive display in the mixed martial art sport in 2019.

"I don't see myself ever fighting Israel, even though a lot of people have hinted toward it. I don't see myself fighting him.

"Having two belts in Nigeria is better than just having one guy hold two belts. There's no desire there. That's my guy. He's special."

The 32-year-old has also ruled out a potential super fight with the undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The Nigerian Nightmare claims he has a lot of respect for the Russian fighter and regards him as his brother.

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"I would never fight Khabib - that's my brother," Usman explained. "It's just a mutual respect. I don't see myself ever fighting Khabib."

Usman successfully defended his heavyweight title against Colby Covington but he has currently been sidelined with injury and could return to the octagon soon.

"We've talked," he added. "I'll be ready. Give me a month and let this thing heal up. I can make a fist now. I'm cracking.

"They put out the guys, and let's be honest, if you look at the division, I've beaten almost everybody there in the top 10. It's a matter of who they really want, what's next. Dana (White) said they really want Jorge. Jorge is the next guy."

Usman could face BMF champion Jorge Masvidal who defeated Nate Diaz in his last fight but Conor McGregor and UFC legend Georges St-Pierre are also on the cards.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ghanaian boxer Patrick Allotey has been captured on video beating up a football fan during the super clash between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko in Accra on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

The WBO Africa Super welterweight champion in a viral video is seen beating an unidentified football fan which resulted in the victim suffering a cut under his left eye.

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