After the Battle at UFC 245, Colby Covington is Willing to Do a Trilogy With Kamaru Usman

Published 02/21/2020, 11:57 PM EST


Colby Covington is still not over the loss he faced at the hands of Kamaru Usman at UFC 245. He has gone on record several times giving various reasons behind his loss. Not surprisingly, none of the reasons he spoke of pointed towards his own shortcomings.

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Covington still strongly maintains that the referee of the match, Marc Goddard’s decisions were the prime reasons behind his controversial loss. Goddard had called a halt to the fight in its last minute. Colby even went to the extent of blaming UFC itself for his performance. He said that due to the meals UFC provided, he was down with food poisoning just before the match.

Dec 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; (Editor’s Note: Graphic Content) Kamaru Usman (red gloves) reacts as referee Marc Goddard stops his bout against Colby Covington (blue gloves) during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

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Yet, Colby still believes he can strip Usman of his title. He stated in an interview, “There (have) been some talks with the UFC; they like the idea of a rematch. They think it’s justified. I mean, look at the fight. I’m up(by) three rounds to one going into the fifth round. I won the first, second and fourth, there’s no question about that, and the UFC likes the idea.”

According to Colby, a rematch between him and Kamaru Usman is inevitable. The closeness of the fight despite the controversial “under the belt” calls provides more than sufficient reason for a rematch.

This is war: Colby Covington

Covington said, “This is war, and we had one battle. But you know what, we’re just getting started. We’re just getting started. That was Round 1, there’s still Round 2 and 3 to go, and next time it’s going to be a fair playing field.”

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Dec 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; The referee separates Kamaru Usman (right) and Colby Covington (left) during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Covington seems determined to avenge himself. He sounds pretty confident about his predictions and apparently, the UFC has his back on this one. The amount of controversy that this rivalry is marred with makes the idea of a rematch all the more exciting.

Do you think Covington’s statements will stand true?

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