Usman Wants Masvidal, Not Covington Next
After his second round knockout of Darren Till and post event brawl with Leon Edwards, Jorge Masvidal has gotten the attention of new welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.
Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that his fighter would be more than happy to give Masvidal a shot at the title ahead of Covington, who has been denied a title shot since winning the interim welterweight crown in early 2018.
Just spoke to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz: “We think Jorge Masvidal deserves the next title shot. Not Colby Covington. Colby is a terrible person and doesn’t deserve it. Jorge just knocked out Darren Till like that? He should be next.”
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 16, 2019
“We think Jorge Masvidal deserves the next title shot. Not Colby Covington. Colby is a terrible person and doesn’t deserve it. Jorge just knocked out Darren Till like that? He should be next.”
The issue is Masvidal is close friends with Covington, leading many Twitter sleuths thinking this is a plot by Abdelaziz to get inside Covington’s head.
While that real estate was once leased to own by Tyron Woodley, Usman’s UFC 235 win not only earned him the welterweight crown, but Covington’s scorn as well.
Replying to Abdelaziz through Okamoto, the former interim champion did not mince words.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 17, 2019
”Nah but nothing would surprise me with that little terrorist rat after hearing from my people about how desperate he has looked the last couple weeks begging for anyone to fight Snoozeman except (me) the most deserving and Real World Champion!” Covington wrote. “I don’t blame him though because he knows I’m going to smash his meal ticket!”
Via MMA Mania