The most renowned mixed martial artist in the world, Kamarudeen “Kamaru” Usman, has stated that he aspires to surpass professional wrestler and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in fame and success.
The martial artist’s speech has gained media attention and sparked a wide range of responses from people.
Kamaru Usman And Dwayne Johnson
The world’s best mixed martial artist is Kamaru Usman. Kamaru Usman, of Nigerian-American ancestry, once competed in freestyle wrestling and continued to do so while pursuing a formal education.
His accomplishments in wrestling include being a proud 2010 US University World Team Member, 2010 NCAA Division II National Champion, a three-time NCAA D II All American, and an NAIA National Qualifier. He is worth $3 million.
He is currently a professional fighter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the welterweight class (of which he also happens to be a champion).
On the other hand, Dwayne Johnson is both an actor and a retired professional wrestler. His ring name was The Rock, which he still goes by now and is also a commonly utilized moniker.
Throughout his career, he won numerous honors, including 10 world championships (the most of any athlete of African American descent), two intercontinental titles, five tag team titles, and numerous Hollywood awards. The Rock has an $800M net worth.
Kamaru Usman’s Statement
Kamaru Usman appears to be still thinking about achieving more success and notoriety than he already has, even though they are both highly accomplished in their own ways in their respective areas.
He reportedly acknowledged that he needs “more effort” and said that he “wants to be bigger than Dwayne Johnson” in an interview.
“I put the work in and I got that, but that doesn’t stop me. I want to be bigger than Dwayne Johnson. Bigger than him, so that means I need more work. So, this notion of when people say ‘oh, you’re Hollywood now, it’s going to his head’, I think it’s ridiculous to me, and if he’s thinking that, it’s the biggest misconception, it’ll be a short night for him come Saturday night.”
We still wish Kamaru Usman would succeed in getting what he has worked so hard for, even though they are legends in their own right and cannot be compared.