LAS VEGAS – Mohammed Usman doesn’t ideas regularly being linked to his brother Kamaru. In actuality, he loves it.
Usman (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the younger brother of UFC welterweight champion and No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Kamaru Usman, one factor that the Season 30 “Final Fighter” finalist could also be very pleased with.
“I adore it,” Usman suggested MMA Junkie and completely different reporters at Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 40 media day. “He’s an Usman. It’s our final establish. I’m proper right here on account of my brother for the aspect of he started stopping sooner than me.”
Make no mistake about it though, Usman says his brother’s establish and luck didn’t grant him any undeserved options or an more straightforward path than the rest of the combatants. Usman has get pleasure from competing for Titan FC and PFL and now reveals himself throughout the “TUF 30” heavyweight final in the direction of Zac Pauga (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), which takes place Saturday at UFC on ESPN 40.
“I wanted to place the work in to get proper right here,” Usman talked about. “Combating is stopping. It’s not, ‘Oh, Kamaru’s your brother. Now let’s merely push you up proper right here. You’re throughout the “Final Fighter” finale. , you don’t must fight these two laborious monsters that are coming in at 265 kilos to be proper right here. We’ll merely put you proper right here on account of your brother is Kamaru Usman.’
“That’s false. The whole lot about stopping is your self. That’s why I adore it so much, on account of as much as folks discuss my brother, that’s why I adore it on account of I’m nonetheless the one who has to move out there and compete and must fight and must win for you guys to even be up proper right here and talk crap to me and inform me about my brother. If I don’t win, I’m not even getting up proper right here and taking a look at you guys.”
UFC on ESPN 40 takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The cardboard airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.
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