Usman believes he could win the bantamweight title

Former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman still holds the opinion that he could have conquered the welterweight division at the peak of his career.

"I wouldn't have made the talk about competing in the welterweight division if I didn't think I could do it at the time. Everyone has power at the beginning of the fight, but if you move your opponent to the parterre, the course of the fight changes completely. And that's exactly what I was going to do. Glover Teixeira did the same thing with Blachowicz," MMA Junkie quoted Usman as saying.

Recall that Usman has not stepped into the octagon since last October, when he lost by majority decision to Hamzat Chimaev.