Ali Abdelaziz has expressed his disbelief at Kamaru Usman being ranked No.4 in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Speaking to John Morgan of MMA UndergroundAbdelaziz claimed that he did not understand the reasons behind his client, former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman being dropped to No.4 in the pound-for-pound rankings:
“One of the things I don’t understand is how Kamaru Usman became the No.4 or No.5 pound-for-pound fighter?… I think he should be No.2. Ahead of Islam [Makhachev] to be honest with you. The man lost at the last second… He was dominant. UFC on tequila or something? Because they got drunk, Kamaru Usman is the greatest fighter in the UFC today.”
Watch Ali Abdelaziz’s full interview with John Morgan below:
Usman lost for only the second time in his MMA career (first in the UFC) against Leon Edwards at UFC 278 in August. ‘Rocky’ secured a knockout in the last minute of the fifth round with a devastating head kick, subsequently winning the welterweight title. Usman previously defended his title five times against the likes of Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, and Gilbert Burns.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ could potentially face the current welterweight champion in a trilogy fight next year when the UFC goes to the United Kingdom, with Dana White also teasing potential matchups for the event.