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Nigerian-Born UFC Champion, Kamaru Usman Narrates How He Used To Hawk Fufu Before Relocating Abroad

Nigerian UFC champion, Kamaru Usman has described how he used to sell fufu in Nigeria before moving to another country.

He shared his story during a recent meeting on Channels Television, and he expressed that he sold fufu while living in Edo state.

In his live interview, he revealed;

“We grew up in the village. We farmed. As a small boy, farm boy, I used to hawk Akpu, put hot Akpu on my head. I came from nothing.

There is just struggle every day, the struggle to, how are we gonna eat next week, next month. What are we gonna do?

We owned a small store where we sold clothes, we sold shoes, my mum sold bags, anything that we could sell, my mum was able to get and try to sell. My mum was a hustler and that is one of the things I respect so much about her as a woman with three rowdy Naija boys.

My daughter, Samirah, I love her to death. She’s very intriguing to me because from about 6 months to about three and half years of her life, she went to the gym with me every day. Then she hit about five years and then she started saying, ‘you know I’m not going to do this daddy, right. You know I’m not going do this sport.’

I think I have to just accept that and honestly, I don’t think I want her to this sport anyway. She’s got her thing, she’s doing gymnastics and for self-defense. She does Ju-Jitsu because she has to learn how to control the situation if anything happens. I’m okay with those right now.

Talking about the sport that I’ve spent so much time in, that’s a dream. So now instead of getting punched in the face, you are talking about people who are getting punched in the face. And so, it’s a dream for me but I’m slowly getting my feet wet in it and finding my ground because it is something I want to do when I walk away from this sport.”

BTLBlogger:  Augustine Emmanuel

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