Kamaru Usman says potentially tying Anderson Silva’s record ‘means a lot’ (Video)

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is nearing one of the greatest records in the UFC.

The greatest UFC fighter of all time is a title that can only belong to one fighter. There are always ongoing conversations about who should be bestowed this title. One name that always pops up in this discussion is Anderson Silva. Silva holds the record for most wins in a row in the UFC at 16. Now there is another man creeping towards that record, Kamaru Usman.

Usman spoke about this record and how he feels about possibly tying Silva win a win at UFC 278. He let the media know what an honor it is and gave credit to his entire team.

“It is special, it is one of those things that just lets you know all the work that you’ve put in over the years and all the training and the guidance from your coaches and your team to get to the point where, Anderson Silva was doing this sport before I knew about this sport,” Usman said. “I remember when I started watching the UFC, that was the man. That was the guy to watch. Now, being in position to be able to tie that record, that means a lot to me.”

Usman will be taking on a familiar foe to continue his streak

Usman will be looking to tie the 16-fight winning streak when he takes on Leon Edwards as the headliner of UFC 278. This fight is a rematch of the 2015 meeting between the two. Back then, Usman came out on top, and it was only his second fight in the UFC. Now as champion he looks to make it a repeat performance. Edwards has a nice streak going himself. He has not lost in his last ten fights and could be looking to stop the barreling train that is Usman.

UFC 278: Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards takes place on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, live from the Vivint Arena, in Salt Lake City, UT. Follow along with FanSided MMA, who is on-site, for all your news and highlights.

Published at Fri, 19 Aug 2022 01:47:02 +0000