Former UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman was last seen inside the octagon in March this year at UFC 286. It was his second consecutive fight against archrival Leon Edwards for the championship title. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ lost by majority decision. However, he wishes to return soon to the fight game.
The former champion has recently been in the news but not because of professional reasons. An individual who looks like Kamaru Usman was seen in a photo with pop-star Dua Lipa. Fans did not take long to spread the news that Usman is dating the English singer.
breaking: kamaru usman and dua lipa reportedly dating pic.twitter.com/L26J9njk07
— Dovy🔌 (@DovySimuMMA) July 7, 2023
The intimate picture that included the singer and the former UFC Champion took the internet by a storm. So much that Usman had to react to it.
The welterweight fighter shared an Instagram post on his story which read, “Breaking News! Kamaru Usman and Dua Lipa Reportedly dating”. Usman found this funny and reacted by laughing emojis .
Since the picture went viral, a lot of speculation has been going on on social media involving Kamaru Usman and Dua Lipa and a lot of Twitter users are talking about this rumor.
Kamaru Usman goes back and forth with Khamzat Chimaev
Kamaru Usman has called out welterweight fighter Khamzat Chimaev multiple times during the International Fight Week. It was speculated that the two might end up against each other inside the Octagon. However, nothing happened as Chimaev’s struggles to make weight once again came in between a potential match-up.
‘Borz’ even asked Usman to move up to the Middleweight division. But the former champion wants to fight in the 170 lb. category to earn a shot for the title.
In a backstage event at UFC 290, Usman called himself the ‘boogeyman’ of the division and asked Chimaev to make weight if he really wants to fight with him. “You know, at the end of the day, I have been, and still am, the boogeyman of this division. I asked for the guy. If you want to fight, you want to be a champion, cut the f*cking weight, and come fight.”
Replying to this, Chimaev posted a video on his Twitter, asking him to move up a weight class to make the fight happen.
— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) July 9, 2023
While we will have to wait to see what materializes in respect of these two fighters, Chimaev’s next opponent is expected to Jared Cannonier.
The fight is not announced yet but Chimaev’s teammate Ozzy Dugulubgov shared a Instagram story where he accidentally revealed his opponent.