By Omolagba Oluwayemi
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder, Kamaru Usman says he will beat Brazil’s Gilbert Burns on Saturday in Las Vegas and retain to retain his title.
While speaking with BBC Sports Africa, the Nigerian nightmare says his hand will be raised as the eventual winner at the end of the day.
“I dictate what happens in a fight.”
“Based on how prepared my opponents are, that dictates how the fight goes but rest assured that one thing is for sure, at the end of the fight, my hand will be raised.
Usman and Gilbert Burns used to be team mates training at the same gym in Florida before Usman moved to Colorado
“I will always be victorious because I am just that much better than all these guys,” said Usman. “Based on how well they did their homework, the fight could go in one of two ways, they could have a fighting chance or I can just dominate like I do most fights.”
“We spent a lot of time training together,” said Usman. “I helped him out a lot. I have even flown halfway around the world to work in his corner with him, to help him be successful, so I know him very, very well.
“But over the last couple of years, we’ve kind of grown apart because I wanted something a little different. I wanted more of that specialised attention which is why I’m here in Colorado.
“He’s grown up but so have I and now he gets to test all that growth that he’s had in the last two years – and test it against the best in the division.”
Burns has won 19 of his 22 fights, but this will be the his first UFC title fight.
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