UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman posted a series of messages on social media telling her to “kill themselves” for “hate”.
Usman, 34, sent a number of posts from his Snapchat account over the weekend in which he angrily responded to an unknown follower watching his story.
The messages were: “If you see someone story with me please choke yourself.
“2022 has just begun and your life is centered around others.”
The next post is: “Still better to kill you. Enjoy watching my life and not yours.”
Usman then took to Snapchat and explained the reason behind his outrage.
“Let me make it clear, I know it’s tough. It was 4am in the morning. It was a bit flat and, frankly, I typed it the wrong way,” he said in the video.
“I repeat this for that hater. You know who you are. That particular hater may be one of you or two of you watching my story so you have something to hate.
“Breathe yourself, I’m telling you now, suffocate yourself.
“To the rest of my fans, my true fans, I love and appreciate you. I have always and always will.”
Usman defended his UFC welterweight title against Colby Covington in a rematch at UFC 268 in November.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is now unbeaten in its last 19 games in MMA, an incredible race that stretches back to 2013.
Usman’s next fight is yet to be confirmed, with British fighter Leon Edwards named as a potential opponent.
The pair had previously won the Usmans in 2015 by judges’ scorecards.
Edwards has won nine of his 10 matches since then, ending a no-contest last year with Belal Muhammad by accident.
Speaking last year ahead of Edwards’ planned fight against George Masvidal, which was later canceled, Usman told BT Sport: “Leon is on a roll and the guys are knocking out.
“Of course, if Leon goes out there and wins impressively, I believe he deserves a shot. We’ll see what happens with that.”