Despite Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya stating many times that they would never fight each other as they are very good friends, Usman's manager, Ali Abdelaziz has revealed that he would like Usman to face Adesanya.
Kamaru Usman's manager wants to see him face Israel Adesanya
It is no secret that Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya are very good friends. It has been known for a while that the two fighters became friends over their Nigerian roots and both being dominant UFC champions.
Despite this, Usman's long term manager has just revealed that he would actually like to see Usman take the step up and challenge Israel Adesanya in the near future.
See below what Usman's manager had to say about the possibility of the two African champions fighting each other.
How would you see a fight between Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya going? --— MMA On Point (@OnPointMMA) January 31, 2022
Source, TMZ: https://t.co/X8b48g1AjS pic.twitter.com/EHeyaQ2kA6
Abdelaziz revealed that he would like Usman to once again beat Leon Edwards then go up to middleweight and challenge Adesanya for the middleweight title.
This will surprise some people as Usman actually revealed last week that last year he actually had plans to skip a move up to middleweight and go straight up to light heavyweight to fight Jan Blachowicz.
That shows just how much loyalyty Usman has towards Adesanya that even if greatness is on the line, he will not fight him.
Do you think that the fight between Usman and Adesanya could ever happen?
Paddy Pimblett promises a spectacular entrance at UFC London
In a recent interview, rising UFC star Paddy Pimblett has promised that his entrance at UFC London which will take place in March, will be the greatest entrance in UFC history.
.@theufcbaddy has just promised us his entrance in London will be the greatest in UFC history --— Charlie Wilson (@charliereachplc) February 1, 2022
Interview with Paddy Pimblett coming soon... pic.twitter.com/BX0hVYdm4t
On this day in 2014...
On this day in 2014 Alexander Volkanovski became the Roshambo MMA lightweight champion.
Feb1.2014— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) February 1, 2022
Alexander Volkanovski finishes Greg Atzori with a guillotine choke,
to become the Roshambo MMA Lightweight Champion pic.twitter.com/6uYnlbeHcp
UFC 270: The Thrill & The Agony
Check out a short clip from the UFC 270 version of The Thrill & The Agony.
------ ------------ & ------ ----------!— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) February 1, 2022
Watch all the behind the scenes from #UFC270 on @UFCFightPass now! pic.twitter.com/EVBc7VzU2q
Tyson Fury praises Khabib Nurmagomedov
Heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson Fury has praised the former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Fury posted the following to Twitter today:
This man did it right. Got in & won -- & got out on top.— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) February 1, 2022
Big respect @TeamKhabib pic.twitter.com/8OlK20lpoM
Happy Birthday to Ronda Rousey!
Happy Birthday to the biggest pioneer in women's MMA Ronda Rousey!
Happy Birthday to a true MMA trailblazer!— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) February 1, 2022
‣ Inaugural UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.
‣ Fought in first female main event.
‣ Olympic medalist
‣ Reigning Women's Royal Rumble champion@RondaRousey turns 35 today -- pic.twitter.com/POAlNvNGw4
Curtis Blaydes calls out Ciryl Gane
Top UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes has just called out Ciryl Gane who is fresh off a decision loss to Francis Ngannou.
Blaydes believes that himself vs Gane is the most logical matchup for both fighters next.
Curtis Blaydes surveyed the landscape and came back with Ciryl Gane --— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) February 1, 2022
Full story: https://t.co/5XNIFYgbgC pic.twitter.com/5DJZt7OoKR
Phil Hawes out of his fight against Sam Alvey
Phil Hawes has suffered an injury and has been forced to withdraw from his UFC Vegas 47 bout against UFC veteran Sam Alvey.
The UFC are searching for a new opponent for Alvey.
Phil Hawes suffered an injury and he’s out of his fight against Sam Alvey at #UFCVegas47— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) February 1, 2022
The search is on for a potential replacement to face Alvey but no word if he’ll still compete on Saturday night. https://t.co/czUz3Rtfun
Jiri Prochazka to train in Arizona for his upcoming fight against Glover Teixeira
Jiri Prochazka has arrived in Arizona where he will train for his UFC light heavyweight title fight against Glover Teixeira.
Prochazka will seemingly be trained by Eric Albarracin and will train with the likes of Henry Cejudo and Jon Jones who is now training at the gym.
Jiri Prochazka has arrived in Arizona to train at Fight Ready under the likes of Henry Cejudo and Eric Albarracin. Prochazka challenges Glover Teixeira for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 274 on May 7.— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) February 1, 2022
Alexander Gustafsson to return in May
Multiple time UFC light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson will return to the UFC in May and will compete at heavyweight.
Gustafsson will face UFC veteran Ben Rothwell.
-- BREAKING -- Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) ---- will fight Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) ---- at heavyweight on May 21, according to sources.#UFC #MMA #MMATwitter pic.twitter.com/xrlasFwQe8— Frontkick.online (@FrontkickOnline) February 1, 2022