Colby Covington Not Impressed By Kamaru Usman’s UFC 258 Win
Colby Covington wasn’t dazzled by Kamaru Usman’s performance against Gilbert Burns.
Usman put the UFC Welterweight Championship on the line in the main event of UFC 258. Usman was knocked down in the opening frame but he was able to recover. “The Nigerian Nightmare” ended up dropping Burns in the second round and finished him in the third round via TKO.
Covington reacted to Usman’s victory during an appearance on Submission Radio (h/t MMAJunkie.com).
“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. 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.”
Covington and Usman aren’t strangers to one another. The two did battle back in December 2019. In a “Fight of the Year” effort, Usman scored the fifth-round TKO win to retain the 170-pound gold.