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Kamaru Usman is already being requested about Khamzat Chimaev

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 as a future contender

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He has bandied about the concept of shifting up two divisions

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to mild heavyweight and difficult for that title

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 UFC president Dana White wishes

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 to put Usman in the best of all time conversation.

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But earlier than all of these probably historical matters can come to fruition

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Usman has work to do. On Saturday

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MMA's pound-for-pound king will shield his UFC welterweight

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title in opposition to Leon Edwards in the important tournament of UFC 278 at Vivint Arena.