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Michael Chiesa picking Burns to beat Usman, thinks ‘something happened in the training room’

UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa thinks something might have happened in the training room between Gilbert Burns and Kamaru Usman that led to ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’s’ departure from Sanford MMA earlier this year.

Usman, who now trains under head coach Trevor Wittman in Denver, Colorado, will put his welterweight title up for grabs early next year, and Chiesa is picking ‘Durinho’ to pull off the upset.

Speaking to The Schmo in a recent interview, Chiesa hinted that Burns may have got the better of Usman in the training room but admits that he has a bias towards jiu-jitsu fighters.