Kamaru Usman explains what changes he needs to make against Leon Edwards at UFC 286
Kamaru Usman explained what changes he needs to make against UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards in their trilogy fight at UFC 286.
After winning most of their rematch at UFC 278 last summer in Salt Lake City, Usman was knocked out cold by a late, fifth-round head kick KO by Edwards to lose his belt. It was one of the most stunning comebacks we have ever seen in UFC history and that kick gave Edwards the belt.
This Saturday at UFC 286 in London, Usman will be looking to get back his belt when he fights Edwards for the third time. Ahead of the event, “The Nigerian Nightmare” spoke to the press in the pre-fight media interviews and talked about what changes he needs to make in order to reclaim his title. As far as Usman goes, he only needs to make minor changes this time around given how the last fight was going before the head kick.
“Well, for one, keep your damn hands up, so you don’t get kicked in the head. That’s important. But it’s been from the beginning of my career to where I am now, if you watch the way that I fight and you’ve seen all my performances, how much more do I need to change? I’ve been blessed with coaches that know how to get to me, that know how to give me directions to where what I’ve been doing is working. I go so hard in training camps and preparing for these fights to where I have that much of a gap on everybody just because of how much I prepare,” Usman said (via MMAjunkie.com). “This camp was basically correcting little mistakes I made in the fight. That was the sole purpose of it. Saturday, once I go out there and correct those mistakes, how does a loss happen?”
On Saturday at UFC 286, we will find out if the changes Usman makes works for him.
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