Whoever wants to see UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman fight his friend and fellow Nigerian in the middleweight division, Israel Adesanya, may have to wait forever.
The reason is that Kamarau has said that he will never step into the ring to fight him.
According to him, the spirit of friendship and Africanhood will not let him try it.
In an interview with ‘ESPN’, he said, “If Izzy’s willing to move up – well he is moving up, but if he’s willing to give up that 185 belt and says “I have nothing to do with that anymore”, then absolutely I would entertain that thought. On no account right now would I ever entertain going up to fight Izzy. That’s just not something that I’m interested in.
‘I’ve stated over and over before, I’d rather two Africans with belts as opposed to one African with two belts.
‘After March, it’s gonna be three Africans with four belts. It’s a good time to be an African.’