Kamaru Usman reveals the story behind the sobriquet that fighters often use to tease him.
The Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman often cuts a calm figure but, apparently whenever someone calls him Marty, then he goes lethal within seconds.
While many wonder what’s the story behind his nickname and why he losses his temper upon hearing it. To clear all the doubts the fighter himself has addressed the questions and has buried them once and for all.
Kamaru Usman Reveals Story Behind The Popular Nickname
The recent trailer of “Anatomy of a Fighter” features Usman, and in it, he states how he got this nickname, and why he has an intense dislike towards it.
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“My name was always something that teachers butchered. I’ll be in class and teachers are like ‘Uhh, Ka-Ma-Ru-Deen’, and I just got tired and tired, and tired of people butchering that name.”
Usman recalls an episode from his training days and says his head coach was the one who came up with this name since he was unable to pronounce his original name.
“I ran into our head wrestling coach for the first time, and he comes over, he looks at the roll call, he’s calling roll and he looks at my name and he’s like…’ I’m not going to say that. I’m going to call you Marty.'”
In the past fighters like, Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, Colby Covington, and Ben Askren have used the nickname to trash talk Kamaru, and since he always goes animated after hearing it, therefore, it could be assumed that his opponents to be will try to frustrate him as well by uttering what the Welterweight champion apparently doesn’t want to hear.
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