Kamaru Usman believes that a potential comeback fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov could be the biggest event in UFC's history.
Usman was speaking following his savage knockout of Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 which extended his unbeaten streak to 14-0 in the UFC. "The Nigerian Nightmare" has only lost one fight in his pro career early on and has since been tearing through every fighter he has faced. Nurmagomedov had similar domination in his career and might relish the chance to become a two-division champion. The pair are both managed by Ali Abdelaziz which would help in negotiations but the welterweight champion doesn't believe the fight will ever happen.
“It absolutely would be the biggest fight in UFC history. But the problem is, it wouldn’t happen. That’s just hypothetical. I’ve lost faith in this one as well. I think you have more of a chance of making Kamaru Usman and Georges St-Pierre happen before Kamaru Usman and Khabib Nurmagomedov. That one just won’t happen,” Usman said to TMZ Sports (h/t BJPenn.com). “I don’t think there’s a lot of people in this line saying, ‘We want this guy.’ There’s not a lot of people. More power to Georges. Georges is doing wonderful things, amazing things. I’m impressed, I’m so happy for him. Right now, I’m just blessed to be in this time and to really be maximizing my potential and taking it in full stride. I’m blessed and I’m thankful, but these guys need to worry, because if you give me adequate time, these guys will be hurt.”