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Kamaru Usman’s ‘little’ brother, heavy beast Muhammad, is one win away from UFC dream

Muhammad, the ‘little’ brother of UFC pound-for-pound king Kamaru Usman, a 6-foot-2, 256-pound heavyweight beast, once scored a knockout in 48 seconds and also has a chance to join the UFC with Ultimate Fighter victory

  • Mohammed Usman takes on Zac Pauga in the Ultimate Fighter finale this weekend
  • His brother Kamaru Usman is the welterweight champion and ranked No. 1 P4P
  • Standing at 6ft 2in and weighing around 254lbs, Mohammed dwarfs Kamaru
  • There’s an 85-pound difference between the brothers’ fighting weight and their two-year-old age
  • Mohammed is 7-2 in MMA but Kamaru is an imperious 20-1 and undefeated in the UFC

Mohammed Usman, the little brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, will try to land a UFC contract this Saturday in the 30th season finale of The Ultimate Fighter.

But there is nothing “small” about Mohammed. Standing at 6ft 2in and weighing around 254lbs, the Nigerian looks like an even bigger beast than his sibling.

Kamaru fights at welterweight which is 170 pounds, but he’s the pound-for-pound king right now with a 20-1 professional record, including never losing in the UFC with five successful title defenses.

Mohammed (left) and Kamaru (right) are brothers but are very different in height and stature

Mohammed is two years younger and entered MMA a bit later after initially pursuing American football.

He is 7-2 with three wins by knockout – including one in just 48 seconds – and two by submission.

This Saturday in Las Vegas, Mohammed takes on the undefeated Zac Pauga and despite all the pre-fight chatter centering around comparisons to his famous brother, the heavyweight doesn’t care at all.

“I love it,” Usman said during Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 40 media day. “It’s an Usman. It’s our last name. I’m here because of my brother because he started fighting before me.

“I had to work to get here,” Usman said. “Fighting is fighting. It’s not, ‘Oh, Kamaru is your brother. Now let’s just push you here. You are in the final ‘Ultimate Fighter’. , you don’t have to fight these two tough monsters that come in at 265 pounds to be here. We’ll just put you here because your brother is Kamaru Usman.

‘It’s wrong. Everything about the fight is about yourself. That’s why I love him so much, because even though people talk about my brother, that’s why I love him because I’m still the one who has to go out there and compete and have to fight and win for that you guys even be here and talk to me about bullshit and talk to me about my brother. If I don’t win, I’m not even gonna get up here and look at you guys.

Mohammed has won his two UFC fights so far and he needs one more to win a contract

Mohammed has won his two UFC fights so far and he needs one more to win a contract

Mohammed has picked up two Ultimate Fighter victories so far with decision wins over Mitchell Sipe and Eduardo Perez. If he wins a UFC contract, we could see the Usman brothers on the same card.

However, Kamaru is unsure if he would like to lose his hype man.

‘I don’t know if I want to fight on the same card as him, you know? If you’ve ever seen my brother in my corner, that’s the ultimate hype,’ Usman told reporters last month.

While his brother Kamaru is a ripped 170lbs, Mohammed is an intimidating 256lb muscle

While his brother Kamaru is a ripped 170lbs, Mohammed is an intimidating 256lb muscle

Mohammed strikes the exact same pose as his brother Kamaru before the bell rang

Mohammed strikes the exact same pose as his brother Kamaru before the bell rang

‘I kinda need him. I need my brother to turn me on too. If it happens, it happens, but I love pinning it down. I like being a voice of reason for him, and I like having him in my corner because, you know, you don’t bother me when my brother is around me.

Mohammed has the chance to impress UFC boss Dana White on Saturday and he also faces a man he has trained with multiple times.

“I trained with Zac. I trained with him pretty well. I train with a lot of guys in Colorado. It’s a great group of guys. Zac is a good guy, he’s a great guy .

“I am all for him having that opportunity too. I just can’t wait to get in there and compete.

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