|President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Kamarudeen Usman for defeating Jorge Masvidal and defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title.
This was contained in a statement entitled President Buhari Congratulates Kamaru Usman For Retaining UFC Title issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Sunday.
In the statement, the President extolled Usman’s courage and patriotic zest in flying the Nigerian flag in far away Abu Dhabi in the early hours of Sunday.
The statement reads “As the first African-born and Nigerian UFC Champion, President 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.”