Colby Covington Vows To ‘Expose’ Kamaru Usman, Slams Leon Edwards
Colby Covington wasn’t impressed with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s performance at UFC 258, and has vowed to ‘expose’ him when they meet again.
Usman finished Burns in the second round in the UFC 258 main event to defend his title for the third time. The Brazilian had the champion in trouble early in the first round when he stunned him with an overhand right, but ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ quickly recovered and went on to up the ante in the second round, before getting the TKO finish in the third round.
Colby Covington 2.0
With his win over Burns, Usman surpassed Georges St-Pierre as the fighter with the most consecutive wins (13) in the UFC welterweight division. Although the reigning champion brought the showed version of himself inside the Octagon this past weekend, Covington told Submission Radio (as transcribed by MMA Fighting) that he wasn’t very impressed.
“I think that looks like a guy really primed to get knocked out his next fight, and I want to be the one to deliver it,” Covington said. “He looks a little chinny. Dilbert, he’s an oversized midget, man, he’s a 155-er getting knocked out by 155-ers. The guy’s nothing, and that guy came out and dropped you and almost finished you in the first round? You got lucky to get out of that that he fell on his back and just sat there for five minutes and let you recover.
“Besides that, I didn’t see anything special. I see a guy that’s gotten worse. He changed camps and he looks like a different fighter in the worst way. He looks like he’s declined in his progression. So, he looks like a guy I’m ready to expose to the world, and I want to show them Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington 2.0.”
Kamaru Usman Fight
Covington challenged Usman for the title at UFC 245, but came up just short on the night when he was TKO’d in the fifth round. ‘Chaos’ however, believes Kamaru got lucky, and claimed that referee Marc Goddard stopped the fight early.
“Marty Fakenewsman, he got lucky as f*** the first time we fought,” Covington stated. “I was beating him three to one. The next time we fight, I’m not gotta get poisoned before the fight. In the fight, I’m not gonna have Marc Goddard to save him and stop momentum in the fight when I kick him in the liver and they call it a nut shot. That changed the whole momentum of the fight, man.
“And he had multiple breaks in the fight to catch his wind and regroup and stuff. And it was an early stoppage. I was winning the fight three to one. I want my rematch with Marty. Jorge ‘Street Judas’ Masvidal forfeited out of the welterweight tournament, it’s only me and Marty Fakenewsman left at the top of the mountain.”
After his win at UFC 258, Usman called out Jorge Masvidal for a rematch. ‘Gamebred’ lost their first fight at UFC 251, after stepping in on short notice to fill in for Burns who had to pull out of the fight after catching COVID.
Covington wasn’t impressed with Usman opting to fight Masvidal over him, and accused the Nigerian of picking easy fights.
“It’s hilarious. Marty Fakenewsman is a complete coward,” Covington said. “If I had a win over him the way he has a win over me, I would want to run that back right away. You know you didn’t beat me, and the fans know that night in that arena, and everybody around the world knew that that was a bulls*** stoppage, a bulls*** fight, and there’s still a lot of stones that are unturned.
“So, there’s a lot of unfinished business. He just knows what presents him the hardest challenge, and that’s me. He’s looking for an easy payday, he’s looking for the Street Judas Masvidal cause he knows he’s washed up. That fight goes the same way every single time, guys.”
Leon Edwards Fight
With Khamzat Chimaev pulling out of the UFC Vegas 21 main event scheduled on March 13th due to lingering effects of having COVID, Leon Edwards is hoping that Covington steps in to replace him, but the former interim champion says he has no interest in fighting the ‘irrelevant’ Brit.
“Leon hasn’t earned anything, boys. I’m in the Colby Covington Incorporated championship business, I’m not in the Leon Scott charity business,” Covington taunted. “This isn’t charity hour, man. I’m fighting at the top of the mountain, I’m fighting the best in the world… It’s not my fault this kid hasn’t fought in two years.
“It’s not my fault this kid – there’s people from England fighting all the time in the pandemic, they’re not scared to fight. So, I’m not doing charity for this guy who hasn’t fought in two years. He’s irrelevant, he’s beat a bunch of bums, and I’m not doing charity. This isn’t charity hour, this is f***ing championship f***ing pay-per-view hour.”
Who do you want to see Colby Covington fight next, Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal or Leon Edwards?