Khabib Nurmagomedov Wished Kamaru Usman Good Luck Before Rematch With Colby Covington
Former lightweight champion and the #1 pound-for-pound fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov, wished the best of luck to current best pound-for-pound fighter Kamaru Usman in his upcoming title rematch with Colby Covington.
“Really good to see you, brother. Please brother smash this guy [Colby Covington] and defend the belt,” Nurmagomedov said on UFC embedded to Usman. “My energy with you, brother… Honestly, I really want him to smash this guy like he did the first time. Let’s go, Kamaru. Pound-for-pound best in the world. Kamaru Usman, Nigerian Nightmare, African Power. Let’s go, brother. I’m with you.”
As Khabib said, he wants to Usman to Smash Colby just like he did in their previous fight. They first shared the octagon at UFC 245, where Usman earned 5th round TKO victory, also breaking Colby’s jaw.
“For me, the wrong that I want to right is in that fight, I fought with emotion. As much emotion I was willing to display is what I fought with, which is why I think I got hit quite a bit, but it was fun. I had fun,” Usman said at UFC 268 media day. “That lets you know that I got a little mad man in me too. I don’t mind getting hit… I want to make it a little bit more flawless this time around.”
It will be his second rematch in the UFC. He fought twice for the welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal and defeated him twice in a convincing manner. Now he turns his attention on Colby, and as Usman says, there will be no upset during this fight, he will finish Colby once again.
It will be 5th title defense for the Nigerian Nightmare, and he is also defending the #1 spot in pound-for-pound rankings.