President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to to Kamaru Usman’s victory against Jorge Masvidal to retain the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC) Welterweight belt.
Usman defeated Masvidal via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) in the main event of UFC 251 on Sunday morning in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
With the win, Usman retained his UFC welterweight title.
Reacting through a statement by Femi Adesina, President Buhari said Usman’s victory has lifted the spirit of Nigerians amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
He noted that Usman had reminded the world that good things and great people still come out of Nigeria.
He also said that the victory further proved that things will get better at the fullness of time when all remain committed to the nation’s vision.
The statement read, “As the first African-born and Nigerian UFC champion, Presisent 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.
“The President wishes Usman the very best and more victories in his career and prays that like fine wine, he improves with age.”
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