UFC champion Kamaru Usman meets Abike Dabiri


UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on Friday met the chairman and chief executive officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Nicknamed ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, the martial arts fighter is in Nigeria to initiate a community activation plan for the people of Edo State.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa, who regularly emphasises the need for Nigerians in diaspora to maintain good reputation, described Usman in a post to Instagram as a true “diaspora champion”.

“I received the UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman a.k.a “The Nigerian Nightmare” at my office. Truly, a Diaspora Champion,” she wrote.

Usman met Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on his arrival in Nigeria on Thursday.

The Nigeria-born fighter is expected to visit Lagos where he would be the guest of the media on Sunday.

Usman is on a 19-fight winning streak, the longest ever in the welterweight division. He had not been to Nigeria since he migrated to the United States with his family as an eight-year-old.

From Lagos, he will head to Edo, his home state, for his project.