Kamaru Usman Height - How Tall is He Really?

"I am actually beginning to enjoy this [MMA training], and you know what they say? When you start to enjoy something the sky is the limit."

~ Kamaru Usman

UFC champion of the welterweight division. People love to complain about Kamaru Usman. They say that he is boring, his fighting style is boring, he has a bland, yet a fake personality.

Kamaru Usman is what he is. His fighting style is effective if a little heavy on wrestling. Lots of people love to hate the heavy wrestling approach, and understandably so, wrestling sometimes can seem a little boring.

The man has to win the fights though? What is he going to do against someone like Jorge Masvidal, try to exchange punches with him, or let him throw a knee or two at his head?

Kamaru Usman has some natural advantage too though - some genetic advantages, which people like Colby Covington can't match, no matter how hard they train. Look at Kamaru's body, the man is ripped, he looks like a miniature Francis Ngannou without taking steroids (we hope so). 

That's supreme African hunting-gathering genetics for you. He shares these with African-born gentlemen like Francis Ngannou and Israel Adesanya. Even Black Americans can't match these fighters from Africa when it comes to natural strength. Look at Black Americans like Curtis Bladyes and Derrick lewis, then look at Francis Ngannou, do you see the difference? Much esteemed ladies and gentlemen?

About Kamaru Usman's Real Height

Like we said before, Kamaru Usman is kind of a miniature Francis Ngannou. UFC lists Kamaru at a perfectly good height of six feet. But the slight problem with this is that Kamaru simply isn't that tall. 

UFC doesn't increase their fighters' height like WWE but it does to some degree most of the time. Kamaru is if anything half an inch taller than Colby "King of Brazil" Covington, Jorge Masvidal, and a couple inches taller than Tyron Woodly. After carefully study the Nigerian Nightmare's height for some time, we have come to the conclusion that he is somewhere between 5'10" to 511". His normal off-season weight is around 192 lb or 87 kg

The real height of Kamaru Usman is 

5'10.5" or 179 cm

Conor Mcgregor, Kamaru Usman, Jan Blachowicz, Israel Adesanya, Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou standing
Conor Mcgregor (5'8.5"), Kamaru Usman (5'11"), Jan Blachowicz (6'2") Israel Adesanya (6'3"), Jon Jones (almost 6'4") and, Francis Ngannou (real 6'4")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world - just for your pleasure.

Country Male Height Female Height
Indonesia 5'4"/163 cm 4'10.75"/149 cm
Bangladesh 5'4.25"/163 cm 4'11"/150 cm
Vietnam 5'4.5"/164 cm 4'11"/150 cm
India 5'5.25"/166 cm 5"/152 cm
Nigeria 5'6"/168 cm 5'1.5"/156 cm
China 5'6.5"/169 cm 5'1"/155 cm
Japan 5'7.5"/171 cm 5'2.25"/158 m
South Korea 5'7.5"/172 cm 5'2.25"/158 cm
Brazil 5'8.25"/173 cm 5'2.5"/159 cm
France 5'9"/175 cm 5'3.5"/161 m
Russia 5'9"/175 cm 5'3.5"/161 ccm
Spain 5'9.25"/176 cm 5'4"/162 cm
United States 5'9.25"/176 cm 5'4"/162 cm
England 5'9.5"/177 cm 5'4.25"/163 cm
Canada 5'9.5"/177 cm 5'4.25"/163 cm
Australia 5'10"/178 cm 5'4.5"/164 cm
Germany 5'10.5"/179 cm 5'4.5"/164 cm
Denmark 5'11"/180 cm 5'5.5"/166 cm
Finland 5'11"/180 cm 5'5.5"/166 cm
Sweden 5'11.25"/181 cm 5'6"/168 cm
Netherlands 5'11.25"/181.6 cm 5'6"/168 cm
Dinaric Alps 6"/183 cm 5'6.5"/169 cm
Nilotic people of South Sudan 6'3"/190 cm 5'10"/177 cm

Data painstakingly extracted more or less from Wikipedia and other less shady sources. Expect up to half an inch of discrepancy from real life.

"When it comes down to digging [hard work], can't nobody dig as hard as I can dig."

~ Kamaru Usman