The new UFC welterweight champion – Kamaru Usman (15-1) had surgery on Tuesday, mmajunkie.com reported. However, he did not have his knee repaired, which gave him huge headaches in the UFC 235 build up weeks. It was reported that “The Nigerian Nightmare” had a double hernia fixed.
“I had knee surgery before, I thought this was going to be like that,” Usman said. “This ain’t that at all – at all. This (expletive) different.”
After Usman captured the welterweight title he revealed that he had to wear a walking boot during the fight week in order to keep him straight and ready.
Kamaru’s manager – Ali Abdelaziz also spoke on the subject declaring that at this time a knee surgery is not required.
“I’ve been on one leg for years now,” Usman said. “So to be able to open up and use my kicks will make me so much more dangerous, it wouldn’t even be fair once I start to use some of the weapons we work on. Once I go into these fights, and we have to go through the ringer to prepare for them, and we know I’m not 100 percent going in, winning is the most important thing and dominating is the most important thing, and that’s what we’ve been doing,” Usman said.
The 31-year-old will have a recovery time of approximately one month before he can get back in the gym. He also added that he can’t wait to come back against “you know who”. And there is no doubt that this “you know who” guy is UFC former champ, Colby Covington.