Kamaru Usman lost UFC welterweight title to Leon Edwards at UFC 278. It was a great surprise for all UFC fans, oddsmakers very . Kamaru Usman had never lost in the UFC prior to this bout.
Kamaru Usman shared his brilliant plans had he won at UFC 278. During an interview on the Podcast Joe Rogan Experience, Usman revealed his plan:
“This was my roadmap,” Usman said.
“Beat Leon in the way that I wanted to and go to 205, beat Jiri Prochazka, defend with Jan, come back down, defend with Khamzat. And then, if Conor wanted to, or if Canelo at that point wanted to, do one and just sail off.”
Prior to UFC 278 White was asked about Usman’s plans and said:
Aaron Bronsteter interviewed White and got the following nugget out of him:
“He’s the greatest welterweight of all time. If he wants to move to heavyweight I’ll go I’ll let them do it.”
“I wouldn’t tell them no, I just don’t think it’s a good idea. But I’m not as manager I’m not as Trainer I’m not as honest promoter. “
“Never turns down the fight never backs down from anybody, has to fight guys two times in a row and never says no man. So why would I say no to him?”
It was a spectacular streak for Usman, but the only disappointment is that it was bound to his win against Leon Edwards. Usman was disappointed with his loss and seemed like he might need a little help to come out of this. Even some UFC legends, including Khabib Nurmagomedov suspect Usman might never recover from this loss.
Usman further revealed his plan is similar to his previous plan but with an extra stop.
“So, I think I could deal with Jiri and Jan. Not saying they’re not great, they’re scary, they’re f**king big scary guys, which is kind of what makes it also tempting for me. It’s cause they are scary.”
“I have a new roadmap,” Usman added. “Just a pit stop, I gotta run it back with Leon.”
Now it’s clear both UFC and Usman are targeting a rematch with London in play for March of 2023.