Font told Paul Felder in the post-fight interview that the former has the best jab in the UFC. The remark came after the British fighter put on a striking fight against Cody Garbrandt, one of the best bantamweights of all time.
Font made good use of his six-inch reach advantage by leaning in with his lead jab and setting up combos. His lead jab was consistently on goal, allowing him to hold Garbrandt on the back foot.
Font’s claim of having the best jab was readily accepted by Felder, who said that there would be little resistance to that claim. At this point, the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ told Felder to “chill”, reminding everyone that he, too, has used his jabs effectively on several occasions.
Usman took to Twitter and wrote, “Damn best jab? Lol chill @felderpaul beautiful performance @RobSFont wonderful fight by both men. Head up @Cody_Nolove#UFCVegas27.”
Usman is a patient runner who seldom swings at his rivals unless he has a good chance. When it comes to applying pressure, Usman’s jab is his go-to tool as a technical but powerful striker.
At UFC 258 in his title defence against Gilbert Burns, Usman used his jab effectively to eventually hurt ‘Durinho’s’ jaw. Burns was knocked out in round three by a short right jab.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ quickly resorted to ground-and-pound to end the battle. The highlight of Kamaru Usman’s triumph was his razor-sharp jabs.