“Seems Like He Forgot Who the F***ing Daddy Is”- Kamaru Usman on Why He Shoved Colby Covington After the Press Conference

Published 11/05/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 13: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria reacts after his victory over Gilbert Burns of Brazil in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


The UFC is gearing up for its second consecutive PPV event. UFC 268 takes place at Madison Square Garden. This is the first time that the UFC has put on an event at the mecca of combat sports since 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic did not allow the promotion to put on a show at ‘MSG’ last year. 

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The promotion organized a press conference in the build-up to UFC 268 which featured the likes of Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman, and the other protagonists of the main card this weekend.

As expected, there was a lot of trash talk, both from ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and ‘Chaos’. Covington repeatedly bashed Usman for faking eye pokes and groin strikes in the first fight. He also stated he did not respect Usman as a fighter because he is a cheater. 

‘Chaos’ made sure to leave no stone unturned as he involved Usman’s family while trash-talking as well. After around 30-minutes of back and forth, Dana White called an end to the press conference and made the athletes face off against each other. Usman and Covington engaged in a fierce stare-down before the reigning champ shoved Covington. Surprisingly, ‘Chaos’ did not react to what Usman did. 

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Kamaru Usman shares his thoughts on the pre-fight press conference for UFC 268 

Following the intense stare-down, the champion shared his thoughts on what had just transpired. He said, “Nothing you know, just wanted to feel his energy. Feel his spirit. Seems like he forgot who the f***ing daddy is. So I had to let him know that. Sometimes your sons want to step up but you gotta remind them who their daddy is and that is what I did.”

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The fight is just a few days away and both men claim to be in the best shape of their lives. ‘Chaos’ insists that he has made the necessary changes in his game plan to secure a win this time around against Usman.

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The champion, on the other hand, does not believe the change in camps for Covington will lead to a change in the results. Saturday night will be a war of wills between two of the best at welterweight.

Who comes out on top? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is a senior UFC 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 desk, 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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