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Kamaru Usman Is Done Serving As Backup Fighter

UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman was the backup plan in place for UFC 228. The pay-per-view (PPV) was headlined by a 170-pound title fight between Tyron Woodley and Darren Till. There …read more

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Usman: ‘I’m high enough’ in status to no longer be ‘back-up’ fighter

Unlike his position at UFC 228, Kamaru Usman is no longer willing to be a “back-up” plan, should a fighter fall out of a card. UFC welterweight contender Kamaru …read more

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Posted on September 21, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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UFC's Usman says 'I don't think so' to another standby role

UFC welterweight fighter Kamaru Usman was the alternate for the Tyron Woodley-Darren Till title bout at UFC 228, but says he is unlikely to take up that second fiddle role …read more

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Posted on September 20, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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Kamaru Usman Unfazed by Dana White’s Comments That Covington Will Fight Woodley Next

One might think Kamaru Usman would have an issue after hearing Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White announce that outspoken former interim champion Colby Covington would be next to challenge …read more

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Report: RDA vs. Usman slated for TUF 28 Finale main event

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will reportedly take on contender Kamaru Usman in November. An intriguing welterweight pairing is reportedly headed to Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to Combate, …read more

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Report: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kamaru Usman Headlines TUF 28 Finale

UPDATE: It appears Kamaru Usman’s manager has debunked the report from Combate: This is news to me my man — Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) September 12, 2018 Original: The Ultimate Fighter …read more

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Kamaru Usman: Dana White could change mind on Colby Covington title shot

DALLAS – Kamaru Usman isn’t willing to accept his status as the No. 2 UFC welterweight contender.
For the same reason he agreed to serve as a backup fighter at UFC …read more

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Being the backup fighter: Inside Kamaru Usman's UFC 228 weight cut

UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman cut 13 pounds in three hours for a fight he likely wasn’t participating in. Here’s what it means to be a stand-in fighter for a championship …read more

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Posted on September 12, 2018, 5:16 pm By
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Kamaru Usman on Colby Covington: “I truly want to put my hands through his face”

Kamaru Usman is one of the top welterweights in the world, situated amongst other stars like UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, recent title challenger Darren Till, and former interim champion …read more

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Video: Kamaru Usman: ‘I want to put my hands through Colby Covington’s face’

DALLAS — Kamaru Usman speaks to the media at UFC 228 about being a replacement opponent for Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till, where he goes next from here, Colby Covington, …read more

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Kamaru Usman on Colby Covington: ‘I Truly Want To Put My Hands Through His Face’

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Kamaru Usman talked about possible opponents after he showed up to UFC 228 as an alternate to the Woodley vs Till fight if they missed weight. …read more

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Posted on September 9, 2018, 4:46 am By
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Dana White confirms that the winner of tonight’s Woodley vs. Till fight will face Colby Covington next

Perennial UFC welterweight contender Kamaru Usman may have served as the backup for tonight’s UFC 228 welterweight title fight, but it will be Colby Covington who gets to fight the …read more

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Till Makes Weight, Flips You The Bird

I’m sure Kamaru Usman is bummed, but on the bright side, he got his “show” purse and a free trip to “Big D” ahead of the UFC 228 pay-per-view (PPV) …read more

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Posted on September 7, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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Kamaru Usman still playing the waiting game, but is more than ready to jump in

DALLAS – While the UFC 228 media day was taking place this afternoon with all the major players involved on the card, Kamaru Usman sat upstairs at the UFC host …read more

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Posted on September 6, 2018, 11:16 pm By
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UFC champ Tyron Woodley says Kamaru Usman knows where he's at on backup plan

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DALLASChamp Tyron Woodley bumped into Kamaru Usman on Wednesday night, and there was nothing but love between the UFC welterweights.
“I said …read more

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Is Kamaru Usman crazy for taking on UFC 228 slim-chance-for-title-shot circumstance?

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DALLASKamaru Usman is in a unique position this week, and it’s one other fighters might think he’s crazy to put himself …read more

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Posted on September 6, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Woodley firm on decision to not fight Usman as replacement for Till

Tyron Woodley remains firm in his decision to not fight Kamaru Usman, should the latter be tapped as replacement for Darren Till. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently …read more

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The Great Divide: Should Tyron Woodley fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 228 if Darren Till misses weight?

The Great Divide is a new reoccurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which writers debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a …read more

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Posted on August 31, 2018, 2:16 pm By
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Tyron Woodley Is No Pansy

After Tyron Woodley adamantly proclaimed that he won’t accept a short-notice replacement fight against Kamaru Usman should Darren Till fail to make weight for their scheduled Welterweight title fight at …read more

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Posted on August 31, 2018, 1:16 am By
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Tyron Woodley now won't fight Kamaru Usman if Darren Till doesn't make weight at UFC 228

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LOS ANGELES – A little over one month ago, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley said he’d fight Darren Till regardless of whether the short-notice …read more

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Tyron Woodley UFC 228 media lunch scrum

LOS ANGELES — UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley discusses his UFC 228 title defense against Darren Till, Till’s weight issues, Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, and much more. …read more

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Tyron Woodley shuts down Kamaru Usman talk again: ‘It’s Till or no fight at all’

LOS ANGELES — UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has a message for those who plan to tune into UFC 228 on Sept. 8: He’s ready to defend his title against …read more

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Unlike Woodley, Till Will Gladly Smash Usman On Short Notice

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley recently stated he would not consider fighting Kamaru Usman on 24 hours notice should Darren Till not make weight for their upcoming …read more

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Darren Till of “Different Mentality” Than Woodley & Would Fight Usman

Tyron Woodley has made it clear in no uncertain terms will he not be fighting Kamaru Usman on short notice should Darren Till miss weight at UFC 228. This means …read more

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Posted on August 29, 2018, 6:46 pm By
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Darren Till understands why Tyron Woodley isn’t interested in fighting Kamaru Usman on short notice

On September 8, in the main event of UFC 228 in Dallas, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will attempt to defend his title against undefeated contender Darren Till. At least, …read more

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Darren Till would fight Kamaru Usman, but understands ‘safe champion’ Tyron Woodley’s logic

Darren Till says he will face Kamaru Usman if Tyron Woodley is somehow forced out of their UFC 228 championship bout.
Earlier this week, Woodley claimed that would not face …read more

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Woodley won’t fight Usman if Till misses weight at UFC 228

Tyron Woodley says he’s fighting Darren Till at UFC 228 no matter what he weighs in at, and would not fight replacement Kamaru Usman on short notice. UFC welterweight …read more

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Posted on August 28, 2018, 2:46 am By
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Tyron Woodley not going to fight Kamaru Usman if Darren Till can’t go at UFC 228

The UFC welterweight champion of the world makes his return at UFC 228 on September 8. And in case his opponent can’t fight, a backup is on standby.
The champion Tyron …read more

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Kamaru Usman: Darren Till reminds me of ‘Anthony Johnson continuously trying to make 170’ 

Serving as a replacement for UFC 228’s welterweight title matchup, Kamaru Usman is adamant that he is prepared for both champion, Tyron Woodley, and challenger, Darren Till.
With that being …read more

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UFC 228 main event backup Kamaru Usman ‘dreamt’ this is how he becomes champion

Perennial UFC welterweight contender Kamaru Usman will be on standby incase a replacement is needed for next months UFC 228 main event.
UFC 228, which takes place September 8 in Dallas, …read more

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Posted on August 19, 2018, 4:16 am By
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Kamaru Usman to serve as official backup for UFC 228 main event, ‘dreamt’ this is how he becomes champion

Kamaru Usman has dreamt that he became the UFC’s welterweight champion after serving as a replacement for a title fight.
It just so happens that “The Nigerian Nightmare” will be playing …read more

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Posted on August 18, 2018, 10:16 pm By
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Usman has ‘malicious intent’ to hurt Covington inside the cage

Kamaru Usman has made things a little more personal between him and Colby Covington. Top welterweight fighters Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington have been ribbing at each other for …read more

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Kamaru Usman has “malicious intent to hurt” Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman has been angling for a fight with Colby Covington for some time. Unfortunately for him, the fight has not yet come to fruition.
Speaking on Monday’s edition of The …read more

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Kamaru Usman explains why he has ‘malicious intent’ for Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman pulled no punches when he revealed that he has “malicious intent” for Colby Covington after the interim champion allegedly turned down four fights with him.
With Darren Till …read more

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Kamaru Usman & RDA Express Mutual Interest in Fighting One Another

Even though Kamaru Usman just picked up the highest profile victory of his career by defeating Demian Maia at UFC Chile, Usman still claims that he has been having trouble …read more

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Dos Anjos Challenges Usman to UFC 228 Main Event if Replacement Not Needed

Currently engaged in a war of words with Santiago Ponzinibbio, #3 ranked welterweight contender Rafael dos Anjos has shifted his aim to Kamaru Usman but with a more friendly fire. …read more

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Kamaru Usman on tap as replacement for Woodley or Till at UFC 228

Kamaru Usman will be flown out to Dallas, Texas, in the event of a last minute withdrawal in the UFC 228 main event. The UFC is taking precautions ahead of …read more

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Posted on August 12, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Kamaru Usman will be on standby incase a replacement is needed for UFC 228

Perennial UFC welterweight contender Kamaru Usman will be on standby incase a replacement is needed for next months UFC 228 main event.
UFC 228, which takes place September 8 in Dallas, …read more

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Posted on August 11, 2018, 7:46 pm By
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Usman tagged as backup for Woodley-Till fight

Welterweight contender Kamaru Usman has been named the backup for the welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Darren Till at UFC 228 on Sept. 8 in Dallas. …read more

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Kamaru Usman Set to Fill in for UFC 228 Main Event if Needed

Kamaru Usman is not giving up on his quest to become UFC welterweight champion of the world. Interim titles and already-announced title matches aside, Kamaru Usman doesn’t seem to let …read more

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Posted on August 10, 2018, 12:46 am By
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Kamaru Usman to act as the replacement if needed for Tyron Woodley or Darren Till at UFC 228

Injuries, weight cut issues, you name it and a fight can be canceled for it. Which is why it’s good to see that the UFC is now starting to have …read more

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Marc Goddard explains standup in Poirier vs. Alvarez fight, rebukes Kamaru Usman

The illegality of the 12-to-6 downward elbow is one of the most hotly contested items in the Unified Rules of mixed martial arts — a ban that many in the …read more

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