Former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman appeared to cut short his UFC 294 open workout after ‘something popped’ in his knee.
UFC 294 takes place this coming Saturday, October 21st at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The co-main event is to feature Kamaru Usman (20-3 MMA) and Khamzat Chimaev (12-0 MMA) in a middleweight bout.
Ahead of the fight, Usman, 36, held an open workout which has seemingly resulted in an injury.
Interviewer, Shakiel Mahjouri, took to ‘X‘ with the following:
“Did I hear that right at 0:18? Justin Gaethje: “Are you alright?” Kamaru Usman: “No, something popped”
‘MMA Orbit’ posted the following comment along with a video of the incident to ‘X’:
It looks like Kamaru Usman’s open workout may have been cut short after he appears to tell Justin Gaethje that something “popped” in his knee. 😬
— MMA Orbit (@mma_orbit) October 18, 2023
“It looks like Kamaru Usman’s open workout may have been cut short after he appears to tell Justin Gaethje that something “popped” in his knee.”
‘MMA Junkie’ added:
“We know all about Usman’s struggles with his knees over the years.”
BMF champion Justin Gaethje, who was sparring with Kamaru Usman, took to ‘X’ with the following clarification:
The conclusion of the matter might look like, he might concede to Khamzat the Wolf
Source: BJ PENN