South African UFC fighter Cameron Saaiman has mocked Kamaru Usman, the former welterweight champion, for his comments regarding African fighters.

Usman will face Leon Edwards this Saturday at UFC 286 in London. He's aiming to reclaim the UFC welterweight title after losing in come-from-behind fashion last August at UFC 278.

Dricus Du Plessis came out and said that he and compatriot Cameron Saimaan were true African fighters in the UFC since they were born and raised in South Africa and also lived and trained there.

He also stated that his aim was to become the first legitimate African champion in the company, disregarding the likes of Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya, and Francis Ngannou.

After earning a finish over Derek Brunson at UFC 285, du Plessis ruffled some feathers with his intentions to become the first 'legitimate' African UFC champion. H

In the lead-up to his appearance at UFC 285, Dricus Du Plessis, a South African fighter, took a dig at former champions Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya, both of whom were born in Nigeria but raised in other parts of the world.

Du Plessis asserted that since he was born, raised, and continues to live in Africa, he would be the first true African UFC champion if he were to capture the title.

du Plessis, along with fellow South African Cameron Saaiman, is quickly rising the UFC ladder. du Plessis could potentially earn a middleweight title shot later this year with a few more victories on his record.