Kamaru Usman Won’t “Sell His Soul” Like Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman become a world champion last month at UFC 235 when he dominated Tyron Woodley to leave no doubt who the new welterweight king is, but it was a long, arduous road to the top for Usman. The cliché posits that actions speak louder than words,…

Kamaru Usman become a world champion last month at UFC 235 when he dominated Tyron Woodley to leave no doubt who the new welterweight king is, but it was a long, arduous road to the top for Usman. The cliché posits that actions speak louder than words, but Usman is convinced that one of the […]

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Kamaru Usman May Snub Covington To Fight Ben Askren Next

UFC President Dana White has said that Kamaru Usman’s first welterweight championship defense will come against Colby Covington. However, Usman might have other plans for the former interim welterweight champion. Usman told MMA Junkie at last weekend’s UFC 236 that with the way the division is shaping up, there are plenty of other fighters he […]

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UFC President Dana White has said that Kamaru Usman’s first welterweight championship defense will come against Colby Covington.

However, Usman might have other plans for the former interim welterweight champion. Usman told MMA Junkie at last weekend’s UFC 236 that with the way the division is shaping up, there are plenty of other fighters he could opt to defend his title against first:

“Look at where the division is now,” Usman said. “You’ve got freaking Anthony Pettis coming in and knocking out ‘Wonderboy,’ two-time title challenger. You’ve got Masvidal coming in and knocking out Darren Till, former title challenger.

There’s some things that are going on there. So based on how Ben Askren does in his next performance, that could be a possible option. Don’t forget Santiago Ponzinibbio is still out there. So, there’s options out there.”

Undeserving?

According to Usman, Covington goes around claiming he’s owed the title shot. But he hasn’t realistically earned it according to the champ, and he’s also not in the position to be making that decision:

“We all know Colby has avoided this fight for a long, long time. And you know what? Now it’s time for you to do the appropriate work to make sure that you deserve this. Because that’s what he does, that’s what he thrives on – he thinks he deserves everything. He always puts out out there ‘I deserve this, this is what you owe me.’ No. It’s not about that. You’re not in the driver’s seat to make that decision.”

Askren certainly seems intrigued by the prospect, as he responded with the following on Twitter:

“Funky” will face Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 on pay-per-view (PPV) this summer. Should he emerge victorious, it will be hard to deny the former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight champion a shot at the UFC’s 170-pound throne.

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Kamaru Usman Says ‘Entitled’ Colby Covington Must Beg For UFC Title Shot

Kamaru Usman believes Colby Covington expects things to be handed to him. Usman captured the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight gold last month. He turned in a dominant performance over Tyron Woodley, who had ruled the 170-pound division…

Kamaru Usman believes Colby Covington expects things to be handed to him. Usman captured the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight gold last month. He turned in a dominant performance over Tyron Woodley, who had ruled the 170-pound division for almost three years. UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Covington will be Usman’s next title […]

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Colby Covington: Usman Turned Down Fight Three or Four Times

Kamaru Usman has stated on multiple occasions now that Colby Covington has turned down a fight against him on five separate occasions. But since defeating Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 to become the new UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman and the rest o…

Kamaru Usman has stated on multiple occasions now that Colby Covington has turned down a fight against him on five separate occasions. But since defeating Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 to become the new UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman and the rest of the world are well aware that his fight with Colby Covington will […]

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Colby Covington Thinks He’s ‘Living Rent-Free’ In Kamaru Usman’s Head

Colby Covington thinks that he has got into the head of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. The former interim UFC welterweight champion is known for his trash and part of this is to try to mess with the mind of his opponent. Thus, he thinks that he has accomplished this goal. UFC president Dana White […]

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Colby Covington thinks that he has got into the head of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

The former interim UFC welterweight champion is known for his trash and part of this is to try to mess with the mind of his opponent. Thus, he thinks that he has accomplished this goal.

UFC president Dana White has already stated that the fight is next for the 170-pound division as it will be Usman’s next title defense. For Covington, he has gone on record by stating that he thinks he’ll score a first-round knockout to win the title. According to the title contender, Usman will be clouded by emotions once the night of the fight comes.

“I don’t think — I know I’m living rent-free [in Usman’s head],” Covington told MMA Fighting. “Just the reaction I saw of him the day after his fight with Woodley, that showed me everything I need to know. I am in his head and he’s going to fight me emotional and I’m going to knock him out.

“He going to be throwing wild, he’s going to be trying reckless takedowns, and he’s going to gas out, man. People don’t realize how good I am and how good my cardio is until you’re in that Octagon with me, and he’s going to find out the hard way. He’s going to get his head dunked underwater in the 10-foot part of the pool. We’re not going to be in the kiddie pool like he’s used to, so his time is coming to an end. It’s just a matter of time.”

As of this writing, the Las Vegas-based promotion has yet to announce a date and location for this championship bout. 

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Colby Covington Believes Kamaru Usman Will Fight Him Recklessly

Colby Covington feels Kamaru Usman will drop his game plan and fight with emotions when they collide. Covington is set to be Usman’s first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title challenger. The stage was set before Usman even tou…

Colby Covington feels Kamaru Usman will drop his game plan and fight with emotions when they collide. Covington is set to be Usman’s first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title challenger. The stage was set before Usman even touched the gold. Covington and Usman had some words backstage before a UFC press conference back in […]

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