Kamaru Usman closed out UFC 251 from du Forum at UFC's "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday with a unanimous-decision win (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) over Jorge Masvidal to defend his welterweight crown.
The former street fighter has always had an "anytime, anywhere" attitude but was propelled to stardom with three straight knockouts of Darren Till, Ben Askren (in five seconds, no less) and finally Nate Diaz, whom he fought for the symbolic UFC BMF Championship.
Still, the UFC went with Gilbert Burns for the next title fight after he dismantled Woodley in a card that aired on ESPN in late May.
Now Burns is among those who are glad that Usman remained the champion against the dangerous Masvidal, telling Okamoto last week:
"If Masvidal wins, the [welterweight division] is going to get crazy.