‘I’m Winning My Undisputed Title’- Colby Covington Makes a Massive Statement

Published 06/04/2021, 2:33 AM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington battles Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Kamaru Usman has been an extremely active champion so far in 2021. The world is only halfway into 2021 and ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has defended his belt more than any other champion. Both fights have been extremely impressive displays as he earned knockouts over the likes of Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal. However, as a champion, there is never a dearth of challenges, especially if you’re the champion of one of the most talent-stacked divisions in the UFC. Now, Colby Covington has been gunning for a rematch against ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ for a while now.

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In a recent interview with Helen Yee, he shared his thoughts on what is next for him in the UFC. 

Covington said, “I am very confident. They’re going to start forcing his hand. He’s taking some time. Oh I need some time with my daughter. But he has been all over Miami partying, out in the Bahamas partying, so, he’s had his time. His time is up. It’s time to fight me now, it’s time for round two. Round one was controversy-filled, you did not win that fight. It was a fake fight, fake ref, fake outcome, fake stoppage.”

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Chaos’ continued, “I’m confident I am fighting for the undisputed strap next. Because Dana has reassured me, he has doubled down, tripled down, saying Colby is fighting for the undisputed title. Whether it is Marty Fakenewsman, the CEO of EPO or not, I am fighting for the undisputed title next….. I’m fighting whoever is next up in line, I’m winning my undisputed title and I’m going to bring it to Donald Trump the greatest living American.”

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Will fans see Colby Covington vs Kamaru Usman before the end of this year?

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Kamaru Usman stated after his win over Jorge Masvidal that he would like to remain active as a champion and potentially defend his belt once more before the end of this year. However, when asked about a potential fight against Covington, Usman has always stated that he needs to see more activity. 

It is highly unlikely that Covington will fight someone else as he has his eyes set on a title shot. However, if Usman decides against fighting this year, it would mean a year of inactivity for ‘Chaos’. 

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A potential fight between Covington and Usman would depend on Usman as he is the champion and calls the shots. If he decides to fight again this year, it will most likely be against Covington. However, if he decides to sit out for the rest of this year, Covington might be forced to fight someone else in the meantime. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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