Dana White Says Usman Will Fight Covington As Soon As He’s Healthy

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White plans to book Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington once the welterweight champion is healthy. Covington has done all he can to keep his name in the mix at 170 pounds and it has paid off. Back in Jun…

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White plans to book Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington once the welterweight champion is healthy. Covington has done all he can to keep his name in the mix at 170 pounds and it has paid off. Back in June 2018, “Chaos” captured the interim welterweight title against Rafael dos […]

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Coach: Kamaru Usman Wants To Punish Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman’s coach says his fighter wants to silence Colby Covington. Usman turned in a one-sided thrashing over Tyron Woodley earlier this month. His pressure was too much for “The Chosen One” to handle and it earned Usman the Ulti…

Kamaru Usman’s coach says his fighter wants to silence Colby Covington. Usman turned in a one-sided thrashing over Tyron Woodley earlier this month. His pressure was too much for “The Chosen One” to handle and it earned Usman the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title via unanimous decision. This instantly set up a title defense […]

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Dana White Confirms Colby Covington Will Fight Usman Next

Despite knocking Darren Till senseless in the main event of last weekend’s UFC London, Jorge Masvidal will not be the next man to challenge new welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Instead, Colby Covington will get the nod. And according to White, the wheels are already in motion to have “The Nigerian Nightmare” defend his title against […]

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Despite knocking Darren Till senseless in the main event of last weekend’s UFC London, Jorge Masvidal will not be the next man to challenge new welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

Instead, Colby Covington will get the nod. And according to White, the wheels are already in motion to have “The Nigerian Nightmare” defend his title against “Chaos” later this year.

“Masvidal just looked great. He just came off two losses then has a big win over [Darren] Till,” White told Yahoo! Sports (via MMAMania). “When Usman jumped over Colby Covington, he was on a win streak, looked incredible against [Rafael dos Anjos], who I respect. Ali doesn’t make fights, we do. So no, yeah, Colby’s getting the next fight.”

If this is indeed the case, then it would seem like a foregone conclusion to have “Gamebred” throw down (in the Octagon) with No. 10-ranked Leon Edwards. Besides, the Usman-Covington beef has some genuine heat and the two have been on a collision course for some time.

As far as a possible date for Usman’s first title defense, that remains to be seen. However, he is coming off of a fairly significant surgery so a late summer, early fall scenario seems likely.

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Kamaru Usman Plans On Putting ‘Immigrant’ Style Beatdown On ‘Entitled’ Colby Covington

Recently crowned welterweight champion Kamaru Usman plans on putting an ‘immigrant’ style beatdown on Colby Covington. As a new UFC champion, you have to make your rounds. There’s the increased amount of media obligations as well as the increased fan appearances. But in mixed martial arts, you haven’t mad it until you have sat opposite […]

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Recently crowned welterweight champion Kamaru Usman plans on putting an ‘immigrant’ style beatdown on Colby Covington.

As a new UFC champion, you have to make your rounds. There’s the increased amount of media obligations as well as the increased fan appearances. But in mixed martial arts, you haven’t mad it until you have sat opposite Joe Rogan on his podcast.

And that’s exactly what the new welterweight champion did on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast on Monday (March 18, 2019). As a potential fight between he and Covington looms, Usman, who comes from a family of immigrants, looks forward to putting a life-changing beatdown on the outspoken title challenger.

“Part of what this next fight symbolizes to me is the attitude that a lot of people have towards immigrants,” Usman told Rogan (h/t MMAJunkie). “A lot of people forget that Americans are immigrants. People are forgetting that, to where people have this attitude, ‘We’re Americans, go back to your country. Go back. This is a free country.’ I always heard that growing up. I always heard that.

“The more I research it’s like, ‘What? What are you talking about’ This whole attitude? When you walk into a nail shop to get your hands and feet and nails done – who are the majority of the people who run those nail shops? Asians. I’m not saying all of them in the country, but a majority of them are Asians. But there’s a whole bunch of people who look down on them like, ‘I’m not washing your feet. I’m not going to do your nails.’ Those people do that because they take pride in that, it helps them. They do that. That’s not a job people want to do it.

“When you go to hotels, who are the maids who work at most of those hotels? A lot of them are immigrants. We take pride in that because we’re in a better place and want to provide for our families. Those are jobs a lot of people, the so-called ‘Americans,’ the whole Colby Covington persona are like, ‘I’m above that.’

“That’s the persona.”

Usman believes that Americans claim immigrants are taking their jobs when they are jobs they don’t even want to do. Because of that attitude, Usman wants to bring the energy of every immigrant down on Covington in the fight:

“But at the same time, people want to cry, ‘They’re taking our jobs, let’s build a wall, let’s keep them out, they’re taking our jobs.’ No, they’re providing, they’re helping this country get to its height. The fact you can come here and have someone do your nails, have someone clean your house, someone wash your car, someone do all this for you, is part of what makes America so great. One of the greatest nations in the world. The fact they want to build a wall, they want to keep these people out, ‘you can’t come here, you can’t bring your culture.’

“It saddens me and it upsets me. Its part of when this fight happens, this fight represents for me, because I feel like this is the attitude this young man has. He’s entitled to, ‘I should be UFC champ, you’re a soy boy, you can’t handle me, boy.’ That’s his attitude, ‘You can’t do this boy.’ First of all, who’s your boy? I’m a grown ass man. Don’t (expletive) talk to me like that. That’s the attitude he has.

“He’s entitled to this: ‘I should be the champion, I’m American.’ Bro, we’re all American here. This fight is greater than just a guy who is talking (expletive). This fight means a lot to me. So when I get the chance to put my hands on this guy, just know that it’s the wrath of every immigrant in this country that I’m going to put on him.”

The mild-mannered Usman is yet to find himself in a situation where he personally dislikes an opponent. However, that all may change if “The Nigerian Nightmare” does defend his title against Covington. And if that happens, the champ doesn’t like the challenger’s chances.

“I haven’t been in a fight yet where it was malicious, where I was maliciously trying to hurt someone,” Usman said. “I haven’t been in that fight. My mind is strong. I don’t compete, ‘Oh, I want to kill this guy.’ Then you swing five punches and miss and you’re dead tired. I don’t compete like that. This one, I’m still going to compete like myself, but there’s a little extra, ‘Oomph’ behind those elbows now. I’m going to filet your face. This win is going to be one I really enjoy.”

As for when Usman will make his first title defense, that remains to be seen. He is just days removed from a serious surgery, so a return to the Octagon is not likely any time soon. Besides, now that he is the top dog in the welterweight division he needs to make sure his body is in tip top shape. After all, Usman does turn 32 in May.

“I have to get healthy first,” Usman said. “For a long, long time I’ve been fighting hurt. I’ve been fighting hurt for so long. There’s been training camps where I could barely walk. For the last two years, my daughter has been laughing at me because I walk down the stairs backwards. It relieves pressure on my knees. My daughter laughs at me. There was a time I couldn’t walk.”

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Dana White: Jorge Masvidal ‘Looked Great’ but Colby Covington Gets Kamaru Usman Next

A second round knockout from Jorge Masvidal last weekend over Darren Till definitely puts him higher in the rankings but he’s not leap frogging his good friend Colby Covington for a title shot. That’s the word from UFC president Dana White, who shot do…

A second round knockout from Jorge Masvidal last weekend over Darren Till definitely puts him higher in the rankings but he’s not leap frogging his good friend Colby Covington for a title shot. That’s the word from UFC president Dana White, who shot down the idea that Masvidal or anybody else in the welterweight division […]

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Kamaru Usman Dedicates Performance Against Colby Covington To U.S. Immigrants

Kamaru Usman’s first UFC welterweight title defense is expected to be against Colby Covington. “Chaos” is one of the UFC’s most colorful personalities – to say the least. Sporting a bright red cap with white letters that s…

Kamaru Usman’s first UFC welterweight title defense is expected to be against Colby Covington. “Chaos” is one of the UFC’s most colorful personalities – to say the least. Sporting a bright red cap with white letters that seems to get under everyone’s skin, Covington has become one of mixed martial arts’ (MMA) most hated villains. With […]

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