Nigerian Nightmare Kamaru Usman and his daughter celebrate Justin Gaethje's BMF title win against Dustin Poirier.
When teammate Justin Gaethje head-kicked Dustin Poirier into oblivion at UFC 291, Kamaru Usman could not contain his joy.
The ceremonial BMF title was on the line early on Sunday, July 30, when former interim UFC champions Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier squared off in the main event of the UFC 291 pay-per-view (PPV).
Poirier won via fourth-round TKO when they met in 2018, but this time, Gaethje prevailed via second-round knockout.
Kamaru Usman and daughter celebrate Justin Gaethje's BMF title win
Justin Gaethje's colleague and close buddy, Kamaru Usman, was there at the fight by the cage. When his teammate knocked Poirier to the ground, "The Nigerian Nightmare" leaped in ecstasy and yelled with joy.
The former champion's eyes began to flood with tears as he expressed satisfaction with Gaethje's victory.
Usman and daughter
After the fight, Usman's daughter can be seen celebrating with Gaethje's BMF belt.
Usman revealed on the Thanalysis podcast hosted by Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks, Rotimi "Thanasis" Antetokounmpo, that the 17 million naira he earned from his first major UFC win was what he needed to sort out his issues at the time.
Usman stated that he was living with his friend and was expecting a daughter during his early UFC days.
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