Even the most optimistic person took one on the chin in 2020 for a multitude of reasons, and Sodiq Yusuff is no exception. The self-described “positive guy” kicked off 2020 on a high note. He scored a tough decision win over UFC veteran Andre Fili at UFC 246, and a few weeks beforehand, he received his U.S. citizenship. From there, the path was clear: Top 10 opponents, more finishes and making good on his clear potential.
For various reasons, that all fell apart for Yusuff. First, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the world and left Yusuff without anywhere to train.