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Kamaru Usman is fighting for legacy at UFC 286 - and, yes, a title belt too

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Trevor Wittman had one question for former pound-for-pound No. 1 Kamaru Usman in the aftermath of Usman's knockout loss to Leon Edwards last August at UFC 278: Why did he lay off the gas in the final round?

Seven months ago, Usman (20-2) was on the verge of tying Anderson Silva's UFC record of 16 consecutive wins when Edwards (20-3) landed a beautiful head kick in the final minute.

That kick will forever be remembered as one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history, and it set the stage for an immediate title rematch at UFC 286 this weekend in Edwards' backyard of London.

Wittman, Usman's head coach for the past two years, didn't necessarily see the kick coming — but he did notice the space Usman suddenly seemed to be giving his opponent.

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