Nigerian-American blended martial arts champion, Kamaru Usman, has revealed that he and his family had nothing while in Nigeria earlier than spirited on to greener pastures and finding his preferred sport.
The UFC’s newest welterweight champion disclosed this and plenty extra in a huge-ranging interview on a Channels TV program, Gist Nigeria.
The 33-yr-customary father of 1 disclosed how he farmed and hawked to stable the following meal.
“We grew up in the village. We farmed. As a small farm boy, I at chance of hawk Akpu and establish scorching Akpu on my head. I came from nothing,” Usman started.
The Auchi-born fighter, who moved to the US aged eight, disclosed the on a regular basis family wrestle and how his mom catered for himself and two other brothers.
“There is a wrestle day-after-day; the wrestle to, how are we going to consume next week, next month. What are we going to complete?
“We owned a small store where we sold clothes, shoes, my mum sold baggage, something else that lets promote, my mum used to be ready to earn and verify out to promote. My mum used to be a hustler and that is one of the well-known things I respect so indispensable about her as a lady with three rowdy Naija boys.”
The three-time defending champion, whose father went to penitentiary while he used to be restful in college, extra revealed the father-daughter bond he enjoys along with his five-yr-customary daughter, Samirah, who used to be as soon as his gym accomplice.
“My daughter, Samirah, I admire her to death. She’s very engaging attributable to she went to the gym with me day-after-day from about six months to about three and a half of years of her lifestyles. Then she hit about five years and then she started asserting, ‘you recognize I’m not going to complete this, daddy, gorgeous. You know I’m not going to complete this sport.’
“I mediate I in actuality should receive that and truthfully I design not mediate I need her for this sport anyway. She’s got her thing; she’s doing gymnastics and for self-defence. She does Jiu-Jitsu attributable to she has to learn methods to manipulate the topic if something else occurs. I’m okay with these gorgeous now.”
The renowned Nigerian nightmare also revealed he plans to fully lunge into commentary and evaluation of blended martial arts after retirement.
“Talking in regards to the Sport that I’ve spent so indispensable time in, that is a dream. In need to getting punched in the face, you are talking about of us that are getting punched in the face. And so, it be a dream for me, but I’m slowly getting my toes wet in it and finding my floor attributable to it is something I need to complete when I drag far flung from this sport.”
Usman, who will again defend his belt in a rematch with Jorge Masvidal on April 24 in Jacksonville, Florida, also listed some Nigerian cuisines he restful tries to fashion as soon as in some time, and one stands out.
“Pounded yam and Egusi, there may per chance be nothing prefer it!”