The UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has revealed that when Jan Blachowicz was light heavyweight champion, he had plans to fight him — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Kamaru Usman reveals his past plans to face Jan Blachowicz
In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, the dominant UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has revealed that he previously had plans to go all the way up to light heavyweight and challenge the then 205 pound champion Jan Blachowicz.
Check out the post below to see Usman's comments in full.
"I was going to skip Israel and go fight Jan at 205lbs."— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) January 26, 2022
"I think I would beat him."@Usman84KG considered jumping from welterweight up to light-heavyweight to face Jan Blachowicz to become double-champ --
(via GQ) pic.twitter.com/CV8p13irse
If Usman was to go through with the plans he would've been moving up to a weight division which is 35 pounds higher than the one he currently fights at, and with Usman definitely not having to cut weight for the fight, he would probably be outweighed by about 20 pounds come fight night.
Usman spoke about the fact that he planned to go straight up to 205 and skip 185 where his friend Israel Adesanya is the champion.
This does not surprise anyone as Usman has always been very vocal that no matter how many welterweight contenders he got through, he would never move up in weight and fight Adesanya due to his friendship with him.
If the fight between Usman and Blachowicz happened, who do you believe would've won the fight?
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Fiziev poster revealed
The official poster for a UFC Fight Night which will be headlined by an incredible lightweight bout between former champion Rafael Dos Anjos and rising contender Rafael Fiziev has been revealed.
Your RDA v Fiziev poster is official --— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) January 25, 2022
This is going to be some fight -- pic.twitter.com/6YRRSE6oJj
Charles Oliveira's journey through the UFC
Check out this awesome picture which shows Charles Oliveira's journey and growth during his time in the UFC.
Dana White to participate in a fan Q&A today
The UFC president Dana White will participate in a Q&A today hosted by Laura Sanko where he will answer questions from fans which have been submitted on Twitter.
After this weekend's events with Francis Ngannou, there may be a couple of juicy questions for White to be faced with!
Ciryl Gane thanks everyone for their support following his loss to Francis Ngannou
Ciryl Gane has took his defeat to Francis Ngannou like a champ.
Gane thanked everyone for their support in the post below on Twitter.
We didn’t come this far to only come this far. Thank you all for the amazing support -- pic.twitter.com/HDbKpFWHG9— Ciryl Gane (@ciryl_gane) January 25, 2022
Tyson Fury sends a message to multiple heavyweight boxers
As the talk continues around who Tyson Fury's next opponent will be, the Gypsy King took to Twitter to send a message to heavyweight boxers, Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk and Dillian Whyte.
Check out the video below.
Joshua is a coward.— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) January 25, 2022
Usyk is a pussy.
Whyte don’t want to fight.
Pack of wet lettuces. pic.twitter.com/joXSRCEmLT
Big welterweight fight made official
A big welterweight matchup between Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad has been made official and will take place in April.
Justin Gaethje thinks his fight against Michael Chandler was boring
In a recent interview, Justin Gaethje revealed that he thought that his fight of the year contender against Michael Chandler in 2021 was boring.
Gaethje vs Chandler was a non-stop action 15 minute war and Gaethje still believes it was boring. If that doesn't tell you everything you need to know about Gaethje then I don't know what will.
Colby Covington believes that he has "unfinished business" with Kamaru Usman
Despite now holding two losses to him, Colby Covington has said that he believes that he and Kamaru Usman have "unfinished business."
This has confused many fans as although the two fights were close, Covington got finished in the first one and Usman quite clearly won the second one even though it was fairly close.
Khamzat Chimaev training with the Bellator welterweight champion
Check out some brand new footage of Khamzat Chimaev training with the current Bellator welterweight champion Yaroslov Amosov.