Colby Covington Still Has ‘Unfinished Business’ With Kamaru Usman, Accuses Him Of Cheating
Colby Covington isn’t accepting his second loss to Kamaru Usman.
At UFC 268, “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman defended his title once again against “Chaos” Covington. Usman defeated him via unanimous decision, but Covington said he doesn’t think Usman deserved the victory.
“He’s a cheating coward. I have no respect for that guy,” Covington said when asked about the post-fight exchange between him and Usman. “He’s obviously a cheater. He’s cheated in multiple fights.”
Covington accused the referee of letting Usman hit him in the back of the head, which he said can daze someone quickly and caught him off guard.
“You’ll never see me cheating or trying to cheat. So I got an unfair shake again, but I still think I got the job done,” Covington said. “But I promise you he ain’t seen the last of me.”
The score between them is 2-0, but no one has given such a close fight with Usman other than Covington.
The American fighter added that he thought it was closer than a one-sided loss. He clipped Usman just like Usman clipped him, he added.
Covington also accused a reporter of “fake news.”
“Whatever media reporter in here saying I went for 11 takedowns and had unsuccessful attempts, fake news. You guys, do real journalism. That’s why you guys aren’t journalists,” he said. “So you can’t ever hype him up anymore and say he’s never been taken down because I took him down.”
“So I think we have unfinished business,” Covington said. “I’ll go five more rounds in the parking lot right now, and I’m serious about that. I will see him again. I’m not done with him. I’ll fight whoever it takes to get back there.”