Kamaru Usman: Nigeria’s UFC champion gets six-month medical suspension

Kamaru Usman: Nigeria’s UFC champion gets six-month medical suspension

- Kamaru Usman retained his UFC heavyweight title against Jorge Masvidal

- The Nigerian Nightmare broke his nose during the epic showdown

- He has been handed a six-month medical ban while Masvidal was handed a one-month ban

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Kamaru Usman who broke his nose during the UFC welterweight title fight against Jorge Masvidal has been handed a six-month medical suspension.

Nicknamed ‘The Nigerian Nightmare, Usman who retained his title against the American fighter will not be in action for at least another six months as he is forced to recover.

It was also gathered that the champion will not also be allowed to contact anyone for at least three weeks to allow the nose properly heal.

On the other hand, the 35-year-old Masvidal will also be out of action for at least one month after he was also handed a suspension due to a forehead laceration sustained in his defeat.

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The American took the fight on just six days’ notice but failed to pull off a miraculous win.

Kamaru Usman: Nigeria’s UFC champion gets six month medical suspension
Kamaru Usman handed six-month ban. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The 39-year-old hasn’t fought in the Octagon since 2017 when he defeated Michael Bisping for the middleweight strap.

Asked who he would love to fight next, Usman told TMZ Sports: “Honestly I would have to say Georges St-Pierre.

“Right now we’re tied for the record, most consecutive wins in the welterweight division. Georges is a tough guy, Georges is a legend, Georges is a guy that’s been around for a while," he said.

Kamaru Usman retained his UFC welterweight championship following a unanimous point decision win over Jorge Masvidal.

The Nigerian Nightmare successfully defended his belt as he dominated most part of the rounds with his unique wrestling ability.

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The unbeaten heavyweight champion won the title in February after forcing the American boxer to kiss the canvass in the seventh round.

This was after their initial fixture ended in a stalemate through a unanimous decision reached by the match officials in December 2018.

With the duo set to clash for the third time in two years, it is unsure where the pendulum will swing this time, but the odds favour Fury.

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