Usman vs Masvidal: Buhari reacts as Nigerian retains UFC title

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday reacted to the victory Nigerian-born Kamarudeen Usman who defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, Welterweight title.

Usman had defeated Jorge Masvidal to retain his title.

Consequently, Buhari commended Usman for fighting strong and flying Nigeria’s flag.

A statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Usman’s victory was an indication that great people can come out of Nigeria.

The statement sent to DAILY POST reads: “As the first African-born and Nigerian UFC Champion, President Buhari commends the courageous fighter for finishing strong inside the octagon, proudly flying the green and white colours in distant lands, and reminding the world that good things and great people still come out of Nigeria.

“While the global COVID-19 pandemic may have brought gloom to many families and nations, the President is delighted and gratified that our welterweight champion has lifted our spirits with another professional performance proving that things will surely get better at the fullness of time when we remain committed to our vision.”

Buhari wished the UFC fighter more victories in his career and prayed that “like fine wine, he improves with age.”