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Usman wants ‘pound-for-pound’ crossover with Canelo next, claims lack of exciting UFC contenders

Since winning the undisputed UFC welterweight title in 2019, Kamaru Usman ran through all his succeeding challengers. Colby Covington, TKO. Jorge Masvidal, decision followed by decapitating KO. Gilbert Burns, TKO.

“The Nigerian Nightmare” is now slated for his fifth title defense in a rematch against Colby Covington at UFC 268, which he expects to win handily. And as he’s seemingly running out of challengers — Leon Edwards might disagree — Usman is now flirting with the idea of a crossover fight against a fellow pound-for-pound great.

“Honestly, I just wanna see who these guys step out, make the appropriate noise for the organization, for fans, and to get me excited enough to say, ‘OK, that’s the next guy.