October 5, 2022

Saul Canelo Alvarez stored it stylish whereas reacting to UFC star Kamaru Usman struggling a brutal knockout loss to Leon Edwards at UFC 278.

Usman gave the impression to be seconds away from securing a unanimous determination win over ‘Rocky’ within the welterweight championship conflict when he was knocked out chilly by a vicious head kick.

Leon Edwards claimed the welterweight title by knocking out Kamaru Usman at UFC 278

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ wasn’t even again to his toes earlier than Conor McGregor, who’s focusing on the 170lb belt when he returns from damage, started mocking him in a collection of Twitter posts.

Regardless of going back-and-forth with Usman a few potential struggle during the last yr, the boxing celebrity had nothing however good issues to say after UFC 278.

“You recognize, this occurs, it’s a part of the game,” Canelo advised Battle Hype.

“Everyone can lose, you by no means know. I believe he was profitable, proper? All of the struggle and one single [kick] modified every part. However look, he’s an awesome fighter.”

Earlier than dropping his title to Edwards, Usman had been loudly calling for a crossover struggle with Canelo who, for probably the most half, distanced himself from the bout.

“I believe I can do something that I put my thoughts to,” Usman mentioned in November 2021.

Despite all his success, Canelo is no stranger to defeat

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Regardless of all his success, Canelo is not any stranger to defeat

Before UFC 278, Usman was trying to secure a fight with Canelo

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Earlier than UFC 278, Usman was attempting to safe a struggle with Canelo


“I don’t disrespect Canelo. I believe Canelo is without doubt one of the finest, one of many biggest of this era and I don’t disrespect him in any respect.

“I respect his abilities and I believe he’s an exceptional champion. However I additionally know no matter I put I thoughts to, I am going on the market and I get it. So if it’s within the playing cards sooner or later, possibly we’ll dance. We’ll see.”

The undisputed super-middleweight champion initially dismissed the decision out as Usman simply on the lookout for a ‘pay day’, nonetheless, Alvarez has since recommended he isn’t completely in opposition to the thought.

Canelo advised MMA Hour: “Pay day, it’s a pay day, I do know. Perhaps, why not.

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ will rematch Edwards in 2023

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‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ will rematch Edwards in 2023

The Mexican hopes to rematch Bivol after settling his rivalry with GGG

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The Mexican hopes to rematch Bivol after settling his rivalry with GGG

“My coach advised me about it nevertheless it’s not on my thoughts.”

“I need a actually nice legacy for my profession, then we are able to discuss it”.

Earlier this yr, Usman’s supervisor Ali Abdelaziz, claimed that his consumer is now not enthusiastic about a struggle with Canelo after he failed in his bid to seize Dmitry Bivol’s WBA light-heavyweight title.

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Abdelaziz insisted that Canelo was only a ‘common fighter’ in any case three judges scored the 12-round contest 115-113 in Bivol’s favour however now he’s set for one more large struggle with Gennady Golovkin on September 17.

We will’t assist however marvel if he’s preserving the identical power after Usman’s devastating KO loss which value him the UFC welterweight title and his place on the high of the UFC’s pound-for-pound listing.