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Writer Dotun Akintoye speaks with UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman in the latest ESPN Cover Story ahead of UFC 261

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In the latest edition of ESPN Cover Story – through an in-depth, multimedia, must-read piece – writer Dotun Akintoye chronicles UFC superstar Kamaru Usman’s personal and family journey and how it impacts his approach to his UFC career, from emigrating from Nigeria to the United States at eight years old to his career-defining victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 and much more.

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Usman – the UFC Welterweight Champion – reflects on his past and discusses creating a legacy as he prepares for a rematch with Masvidal at UFC 261 on Saturday, April 24. (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV). Visit ESPN Press Room for full UFC 261 coverage details.

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