‘How They Gonna Take The Belt?’: Kamaru Usman Scoffs At Colby Covington
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman scoffed during a recent interview with Daniel Cormier while responding to Colby Covington’s claim that the UFC nearly stripped his title due to inactivity.
“How they gonna take the belt? I think I’m the only champ who fought two times already this year,” Usman replied.
“I’m not sure. But I believe I’m the only champ. It’s gonna be three in a calendar year. What champ’s really doing that? I chose to take this fight because…there’s something you feel when you get into a certain fight to where you lose yourself in the fight, that you’re just having fun.”
Usman has defended his title thrice times ever since he beat Covington in 2019.
They are scheduled to meet in a rematch at UFC 268 that takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 6. Their showdown will serve as the main event.
The Nigerian Nightmare is the current No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC and favorite to retain his belt against Covington.
Speaking to DC, the welterweight champ said that he likes squaring off against Covington.
“I chose to take this fight because…there’s something you feel when you get into a certain fight to where you lose yourself in the fight, that you’re just having fun. And it was something in that fight to where I was having fun. I’m smiling. I was never tired at all. I’m smiling. I’m laughing at him. I’m talking to him,” Usman continued.