Kamaru Usman is looking to leave UFC 251 with two belts.
The UFC welterweight champion faces “BMF” champ Jorge Masvidal in the main event of at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi a.k.a. Fight Island.
“That’s my (expletive), absolutely,” Usman told TMZ. “They’re saying it’s a ‘BMF’ – they’re really considering this a real title, kind of an interim thing or whatever. They’re really considering this a title. So you know, yes – after I go out there and beat his ass and ragdoll him, that (expletive) is coming home with me so I can throw it in my closet.”
Usman was originally scheduled to face Gilbert Burns, but the Brazilian tested positive for COVID-19.
“It’s just a minor change, but at the end of the day, when you’re in training camp and you train the way that I train, you see no face,” Usman said. “At the end, you see no face. I have to be ready to, when I cross into that octagon, I have to turn on the “Nigerian Nightmare” and leave Kamaru Usman on the outside.”
“Now it’s just a little extra push to go in there and really do some damage – so it didn’t make me no difference.”