UFC 235: Kamaru Usman Reports he Fractured Foot Leading up to Championship Win
By FCF Staff
Kamaru Usman recorded a dominant win over Tyron Woodley on Saturday night at UFC 235, and he apparently did so, despite having fractured his foot leading up to the contest.
Usman took the welterweight title from Woodley in the card’s co-main event, by outscoring the heavy-handed fighter with his wrestling and clinch work. After the impressive victory, Usman reported the following at the post-fight press conference (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“I’ve been on one leg this whole time,” Usman said. “And coming into this fight, I was in a boot all week. I fractured my left foot. I was in a boot. I was walking around in a boot. But nothing was going to deter me from achieving what I’ve set out to achieve. I’m hoping that I can go back and have the doctor really look at it.”
“To this day, people haven’t really seen me open up my kicking arsenal,” Usman said. “I could kick, everybody. I could kick. I work with one of the best striking coaches in the world, Henri Hooft. And we can kick. And people haven’t really seen that. Like I said, I’ve been on one leg for years now. Being able to open up and use my kick would make me so much more dangerous. It wouldn’t even be fair to use some of the weapons that we work on.”
With the win on Saturday, Usman extended his UFC record to 10-0 and his overall record to 15-1.