By: Ujan Chakraborty

Former UFC Champ Kamaru Usman Regrets Losing $60,000 In a Scam 

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It wasn't all gold and glitter for "The Nigerian Nightmare" like this. He struggled with his upbringing and had to put in a lot of effort to achieve the success he now has.

At the age of eight, Usman immigrated to the USA. It was a hard journey for him to emerge as a champion after being a farmer. He learned the value of money from his parents, and it helped him a lot. 

In an interview, the Nigerian UFC fighter opened up about a time when he became a victim of a financial scam. 

Once, one of his friends advised Usman to invest in the market. He wasn't aware of much about the process, so his friend introduced him to a lady who would guide him throughout the procedure.

Narrating the whole scam incident, Kamaru says, “She was attractive, and it was easy to be distracted.”  

“I give her about $60,000. Haven’t seen that money since. I don’t think I did my due diligence as far as the homework and research behind this person. The money just flew away.” said Usman.  

Usman regretted giving away the money just by trusting his friend and the lady, and he believed he could've saved himself with proper research beforehand.

Usman became more conscious about investing after the incident. He later invested $30000 more and bought a Range Rover, which cost $80000.

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