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”I used to hawk Akpu & put hot Akpu on my head” – UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman, UFC undisputed welterweight champion, has shared a story about his humble beginning.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 25: MMA fighter Kamaru Usman visits the SiriusXM Studios on February 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

According to Kamaru, his family had nothing while in Nigeria before moving on to greener pastures and finding succor in his beloved sport.

Kamaru disclosed this and many more in a wide-ranging interview on a Channels TV program, Gist Nigeria

In his words:

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

“There is a struggle every day; the struggle to, how are we going to eat next week, next month. What are we going to do?

“We owned a small store where we sold clothes, 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.”


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