Following a first round knockout in his last fight, top 15 ranked welterweight Kamaru Usman put out the call to find him a worthy opponent for his next fight later this year.
While he attempted to get Rafael dos Anjos’ attention, the former lightweight champion never responded and Usman then turned his focus to a new opponent instead.
Neil Magny, who just recently faced dos Anjos, ended up as the person elected by the fans to face Usman next and the “Nigerian Nightmare” let his wishes be known earlier this week.
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) September 27, 2017
Magny has seemingly never turned down a call out so he was quick to respond with his answer while suggesting a Dec. 2 showdown in Detroit at UFC 218.
I ain't never been to Detroit!
Give the people what they want
— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) September 27, 2017
UFC 218 is still coming together as the promotion returns to Detroit for the first time in seven years and a matchup between Usman and Magny might fit rather nicely on the card.
Now it’s just up to the UFC matchmakers to decide of Usman and Magny have done their work for them and ink this welterweight fight for December.