Kamaru Usman breaks silence on possibility of legacy fight vs GSP

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UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has broken his silence on the possibility of facing legend Georges St-Pierre, in what would effectively be a fight to determine the division’s greatest ever competitor.

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Usman, 33, successfully defending his welterweight title at UFC 258 last weekend when he beat former training partner and number-one contender, Gilbert Burns.

The pair came into last weekend’s main-event best known for their friendship outside of the octagon.

After years of training together with hundreds of hours racked-up during sparring sessions, UFC 258’s main-event naturally had an added element to it.

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ put in yet another awe-inspiring performance, which now sees him unbeaten in all of his 13 fights in the UFC.

Usman’s third round TKO over Burns has cemented his place in welterweight history with the GOAT conversations already in full-swing.

Speaking in the top-tier promotion’s scheduled press conference after Sunday’s main-event, Usman, as quoted by TalkSport, weighed-in on the possibility of one-day facing retired great, St-Pierre.

St-Pierre, now retired, spent 13 glory years competing in the UFC during a reign which saw the Canadian win 23 bouts and lose just two.

When asked if he’d welcome a legacy fight against the division’s most dominate fighter, Usman said: “I don’t come in and say ‘Oh, I want a big fight. I want this, I want that.

“Of course, I would like Georges, but I don’t want Georges because of money or anything like that. Like I said, I’m a competitor. I want Georges because Georges left on top. Georges can still do it. I see him training.

“Georges can still do it. So if there’s a potential for that big fight, if Georges wants to come back, then of course. Georges can cut the line. Absolutely.”

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