Dana White named the greatest welterweight in history

The head of the world’s strongest league, Dana White, has named the fighter he considers the greatest welterweight in mixed martial arts history.

And it’s not former UFC two weight class champion, George St. Pierre, as many might have thought.

“When we talk about Kamaru Usman, you have to remember that he’s passed all the tops in the division twice,” the head of the organization said on another edition of the Pound4Pound podcast. “You may not like Kamara, but you can’t deny that he’s the greatest welterweight of all time.”

Kamaru Usman won the UFC welterweight championship belt in March 2019 with a five-round unanimous decision win over Tyron Woodley before making five successful title defenses, including two wins over Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington.

In August 2022, the Nigerian suffered a sensational defeat, losing by knockout to Leon Edwards a minute before the end of the fifth round, before losing again to the Briton in a rematch by majority judges’ decision.

Last October, “The Nigerian Nightmare” took a fight with Khamzat Chimaev on short notice, losing to “Borz” by majority judge’s vote within the middleweight division.

Kamaru Usman, 36, currently holds the No. 1 ranking in the UFC’s welterweight rankings, but has lost his spot in the organization’s top 15 fighters regardless of weight class.