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The ETCs: UFC legend Kamaru Usman on his career, his next fight, & more

Last Updated: April 26, 2023

This week on “The ETCs,” KD and Eddie talk to undisputed UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. “The Nigerian Nightmare” discusses his origins in wrestling – including repeated losses in high school to the only girl on the wrestling team – and his transition to the MMA world. KD and Usman discuss their mindsets when facing a trash-talking opponent in a grudge match, and what keeps them motivated after reaching the peak of their sport. Plus, the champ alks about the #EndSARS movement in his native Nigeria, his future opponents, and so much more. 

Boardroom Staff