‘Spoken Like a True Coward’-Colby Covington Blasts Kamaru Usman for Opting an ‘Easy Paycheck’ Against Jorge Masvidal

Published 04/07/2021, 12:00 AM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is interviewed after his victory over 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 will defend his belt later this month against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261. The sold-out event will be the first time fans will be in attendance in full capacity since UFC 248. 15,000 fans will witness not one, but three title fights on the night. 

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The main event between ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and ‘Gamebred’ is a quick turnaround rematch for the champion. He will take on a fighter he thoroughly dominated in their first fight not too long ago. 

With Jorge Masvidal fighting for the title once again, Colby Covington missed out on an opportunity for a rematch. ‘Chaos’ is not happy about the way the situation has played out. 

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Colby Covington slams Kamaru Usman for his recent comments 

In a recent interview, Brett Okamoto of ESPN asked ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ what he made of Colby Covington’s performance against Tyron Woodley and why he was not considered for a title shot. 

The champion stated that he needed to see more activity from the former interim champion. Usman said that even though he looked impressive against Woodley, he did not continue to rack up wins, and thus it did not entice the champion to grant a rematch. 

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The comments did not sit well with Covington who responded on Twitter saying, “Spoken like a true coward who doesn’t want to face the rightful #1 contender. The rankings have chosen and so have the people Marty. Just say the truth: you know you can’t win and you’d rather fight bums like Street Judas for easy pay checks.”

Usman has admitted that the fight against Covington was the toughest fight of his career. It was also an excellent fight for fans to watch as there was action till the very last minute of the last round. However, it appears as though Covington will have to secure another win before he can secure his rematch against ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’. 

Covington is not injured at the moment and is always in shape. Therefore, it would make sense for him to secure a fight as soon as possible and fight the winner of the main event at UFC 261. 

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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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