Kamaru Usman is ready to take centre stage as soon as once more tonight because the UFC welterweight champion defends his title in opposition to Gilbert Burns.
The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ beat bitter rival Jorge Masvidal final July and can now be trying to file his 13th consecutive victory within the 170lbs division at UFC 258.
Whereas Usman is undoubtedly proficient, the depth of his coaching classes and dedication to his craft are what made him a champion on the earth’s premier blended martial arts organisation.
And nobody is aware of that higher than his ‘little’ brother, Mohammed.
Standing at 6ft 2ins and weighing 254lbs, the heavyweight contender has just lately been competing within the Titan Combating Championship after rejecting presents from the UFC, Bellator and ONE Championship.
‘Motor’ is the youthful of the Usman brothers at simply 31 and, for a heavyweight, has doubtlessly a really lengthy profession forward of him.
Born in Auchi, Nigeria, the Usman household relocated to the United States and the brothers have solid distinctive careers for themselves already.
After all, older brother Kamaru is the extra high-profile of the pair after dethroning Tyron Woodley and successful his grudge match in opposition to Colby Covington in 2019, however Mohammed additionally loved a fairly spectacular run.
Usman Jr picked up a 48-second knockout win in opposition to Reggie Cato in 2019 after which noticed off Terrance Hodges in his final struggle in August.
Whereas belts, fame and fortune may observe for him quickly, combating alongside his brother within the UFC is one thing he goals of doing.
“Earlier than each coaching session, I visualise the belt round my waist,” Mohammed advised MMA Junkie.
“And I visualise my brother standing proper subsequent to me along with his belt. That’s all going to come back to actuality. Simply visualisation.
“I attempt to visualise myself with the belt on a regular basis. And I do know that point will come when that can occur.
“So if I maintain doing that after which it would seem.”