Usman’s Brother Chasing Ufc Glory

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is considered a ‘GOAT’ in the fighting scene and brother, Mohammed Usman hopes to earn himself a spot in UFC following his elder brother’s footsteps.

Mohammed is set to fight in The Ultimate Fighter season 30 heavyweight finals, which takes place on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night. Should he wins, he’ll get his spot on the UFC roster next to his brother, champion Kamaru.

While many would shrink under the shadow of an older brother who is not only a UFC champion but also the No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. Mohammed welcomes the comparison, during a media day for Saturday’s upcoming matchup, he said, “I love it. He’s an Usman, it’s our last name. I’m here because of my brother, from the aspect of he started fighting before me.

“I had to put the work in to get here. Fighting is fighting. It’s not ‘Oh, Kamaru’s your brother, now let’s just push you up here you’re the winner of The Ultimate Fighter finale. You don’t have to fight these two hard monsters that are coming in at 265 pounds to be here. We’ll just put you in because your brother’s Kamaru Usman.’ That’s false.”

“Everything about fighting is yourself. That’s why I love it so much because as much as people speak about my brother, I’m still the one that has to come out here and compete and fight and win for me to be up here and you guys talk crap about me and tell me about my brother. If I don’t win I’m not even getting up here … I have to go out and win to get another ‘Oh, compared to your brother?’ Oh, thank you, I won, so yes, if I’m winning I’m doing great.”

Mohammed comes into his pivotal fight against fellow TUF finalist Zac Pauga with a 7-2 record, but will have to overcome the odds if he wants to earn the title of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’

According to Vegas bookies, Mohammed comes into the match as an underdog while Pauga is the favourite to dominate.

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