Chan Sung Jung, aka “The Korean Zombie,” claimed that Kamaru Usman was shot twice by his teammate Mark Madsen, who competes in the UFC lightweight division.
Usman, an NCAA Division II champion, hasn’t been beaten inside the Octagon so far. He is one of only three fighters on the current roster to hold a lower position percentage of 0.0.
According to Chan Sung Jung, Madsen gave ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ a run for its money in a training session.
When the welterweight champion tried to remind Madsen that he had never been shot down by a UFC fighter, the 36-year-old Dane spared no effort to outperform Usman.
“Some time ago, Mark Madsen and Kamaru Usman were battling training partners,” Chan Sung Jung said in his latest YouTube video. “Apparently Kamaru Usman told Mark Madsen that there wasn’t a single person who managed to knock him down. Mark knocked Kamaru down twice. Mark was so happy when he told me. “
Watch Sung Jung talk about the incident in the video below (from 2:25):
That Madsen can beat Kamaru Usman doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise if we take a look at his wrestling credentials. He won the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Greco-Roman wrestling. In addition, Madsen also won four silver medals and a bronze medal at the World Wrestling Championships.
Madsen’s performance at the national level has been nothing short of extraordinary. He has won the gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Danish Championships 11 times.
Madsen shifted his focus from wrestling to MMA in 2013, but not entirely. Since joining the UFC in 2019, he’s won all three of his fights in the promotion. His current MMA record is 11-0.
Kamaru Usman set to fight Colby Covington at UFC 268
Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight title for the fifth time against Colby Covington at UFC 268. His previous outing was against Jorge Masvidal, whom he defeated by knockout in the second round.
Covington, meanwhile, was previously seen inside the Octagon against Tyron Woodley last September. ‘Chaos’ claimed he made adjustments to his game and promised to finish Usman this time around.
Covington and Usman first met in December 2019. “The Nigerian Nightmare” was victorious via a fifth round TKO.