UFC Welterweight world titleholder Kamaru Usman aka 'The Nigerian Nightmare' has been suspended after suffering a broken nose during his fight against Jorge Masvidal last weekend.
The 33-year-old is now medically suspended and will miss close to six (6) months of action and has been also advised to avoid any contact for at least three weeks while the nose heals.
On the other hand American fighter Masvidal, 35, will miss a month himself due to a forehead laceration sustained in his defeat. As in the case of Usman, he will be forced to avoid any contact work for three weeks.
Usman had been expected to next fight Gilbert Burns, his original opponent at UFC 251 before his positive test for coronavirus. However, the UFC Welterweight world titleholder has preferences on former two-weight world champion Georges St-Pierre.
According to Usman “Honestly I would have to say Georges St-Pierre. Right now we’re tied for the record, most consecutive wins in the welterweight division. Georges is a tough guy, Georges is a legend, Georges is a guy that’s been around for a while…”
“[He] has put his time in and is considered as one of the best, and that’s where I aim to be. Georges can still do it, he proved it two years ago when he came back, I feel he’s still able to do it.”
“I feel he’s still able to come in and be that opponent that people are unsure like you know what, ‘we don’t know if Usman has got this one,’ and I think that Georges St-Pierre can be that guy.”
“If Georges wants to do it, Georges can get it too.”