Usman Waiting for ‘Right Guy and Right Money’
Negotiations for a title bout between him and Colby Covington may have gone awry, but UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman says he’s willing to lay a beatdown on anyone he deems worthy of a shot.
Usman and Covington were in talks to headline UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in November, but arguments over money between the two sides caused the fight to fall through. The UFC then briefly turned to a showdown between Usman and Jorge Masvidal, but talks on that fight also stalled.
Usman has not fought since winning the 170-pound title from Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 in March, thanks to a double hernia surgery in addition to the failed negotiations. But he took to social media to say as long as the matchup and earnings for a fight are in the right place, he will lay out the competition again.
Y’all must’ve forgot who took out the greatest WW of all time. Y’all keep crying about me defending? Well find the right guy and right 💰💰💰 and I’ll repeat the ass whoppin!! #aficanpower #maga #superneccessary #boomroasted #leonscott pic.twitter.com/CUElOJ5fhm
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) September 12, 2019
Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, added fuel to the fire by claiming Usman could take on all comers and, again, pointing the blame on the failed Usman-Covington negotiations on the former interim champion.
The truth of the matter is @USMAN84kg is willing to fight anybody It doesn’t matter because they’re all below him. There’s only one king in the jungle. Colby does not want to fight usman it’s simple and I don’t blame him
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) September 12, 2019
UFC 244, which takes place on November 2, will be headlined by Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz.
Original Story: MMAJunkie