The whole Usman/Colby/Edwards/Belal era has been a totally uninteresting compared to other times at WW and I’d love to see all of them retire tomorrow and I’d enjoy the UFC WW division more if they did.
I try to ignore them and enjoy some of the up and coming WW’s like Rakhmonov and just like LW and MW a lot more right now.
He doesnt have any standout traits but he is pretty well rounded and a tall, rangey WW. Also Usman was looking like an ATG and Leon completely derailed him, and unlike Serra he didnt shit the bed in the rematch. He was beating the shit out of Belal too.
I suppose he might be the worst WW champ in a decade plus, but a lot of that is because the division has had pretty strong champs overall.
I thought the Usman/Colby rivalry was very entertaining and two of the bigger fights in WW history, and it was exciting when it seemed like Usman and Khamzat were on a collision course. But yeah, stuff like Usman needlessly fighting Jorge twice, Colbys inactivity, Usman/Khamzat not happening and the not very exciting/marketable Leon winning the belt all kind of killed the hype over time.