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Kamaru Usman Sets the Record Straight: Ready to Roar vs. Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294

In the electrifying lead-up to UFC 294, a whirlwind of speculations and rumors recently swirled around Kamaru Usman, the former welterweight champion and one of the most dominant forces in the world of mixed martial arts.

It all began during an open workout in Abu Dhabi when Usman worked out with fellow fighter Justin Gaethje. After executing a takedown, it was alleged that Usman mentioned that "something popped" in his knee, sending shockwaves through the MMA community.

The chatter reached a fever pitch, causing fans and experts to question whether Usman's knee would hamper his performance against the formidable Khamzat Chimaev in the co-main event of UFC 294. However, the man himself addressed the issue head-on at the UFC 294 press conference, setting the record straight.

"I'm fine," Usman declared confidently. "That's how rumors start — somebody posts something, everyone starts jumping on it, and then all of the doctors start jumping on it. The knees are fine, and they'll be put to use this Saturday."

Furthermore, Usman, renowned for his no-nonsense demeanor, took to his personal YouTube channel to address the situation even more candidly. He made it abundantly clear that he is not injured and called out those who perpetuated the claim.

"Whoever started it, whoever said they heard a result, how could you have possibly heard what I said when it's me and Justin on a stage in front of thousands of people in a mall," Usman exclaimed. "Were you next to us when you heard what I was saying? How stupid. Just dumb, and if my knee was hurt, why would I get up and [go on] hitting mitts? Oh my God, people believe anything you put on this internet. Anything. Any f****** thing. Whoever that was, stop it. Stop the clickbait, did not say that. Clearly I'm fine. Dummies."

With his unwavering resolve and fierce determination, Kamaru Usman sets the stage for a showdown that promises to be nothing short of epic. The spotlight now shines on UFC 294, where the MMA world will witness two incredible fighters go head to head, and all eyes are on Usman as he puts any doubts to rest and prepares to unleash his skills in the octagon once again.


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