Colby Covington Promises to Finish Kamaru Usman Within 3 Rounds

Published 04/26/2021, 11:47 AM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is introduced prior to his welterweight bout against Robbie Lawler 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)


Colby Covington is the No.1 ranked fighter in the Welterweight division and is all set to challenge Kamaru Usman for the title. Although there has been no confirmation on when the fight will happen, UFC President Dana White has said that if all goes well, the fight will definitely take place sometime soon.

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During a recent interview ‘Chaos’ was asked to predict the outcome of the upcoming fight. Covington seemed really confident in his abilities and predicted a victory for himself.

Covington said, “Knockout inside 3 rounds, you know that first round the pace that I saw, and I have seen him very tired in that first round. He won’t make it three rounds with me this time, I’m just too well rounded.”

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Usman and Covington first faced each other at the UFC 245 main event, Usman won that fight via a 5th round TKO. However, Covington believes the result will not be the same this time as he has grown as a fighter.

“I’ve evolved too much, my coach is over at Colby Covington incorporated MMA, you know Ceaser Carneiro man we worked so hard in or kickboxing, in our timing.

“My timing is just, and reflexes and hand-eye and everything together is just completely different than it was a year and a half ago, last time I fought Marty so.”

Covington continued, “My coach Daniel Valverde, we’ve worked so hard in our takedown, sweeps, trips, and the judo he showed. I’m unstoppable in the gym, I’m unstoppable in the ring.”

Will there actually be a fight between Colby Covington and Usman?

Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal at the UFC 261 main-event and immediately after that questions popped in about who Usman would face next.

During the post-fight press conference, people asked Dana White about the same. White talked about the possibility of Covington being the next opponent for Usman.

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White said, ” It’s the fight to make yeah, he’s the No.1 guy in the world.” 

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With White confirming that Covington and Usman will be the next fight, everyone seems excited about the same. Covington and Usman are both skilled fighters and whenever a fight between the two happens it surely is going to be a spectacle.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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