“This Is a Fight That Should Be a Best-Of-Seven Series”- Colby Covington Says His Beef with Kamaru Usman Should Be like the NBA Championship

Published 12/18/2021, 12:32 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: (R-L) Kamaru Usman of Nigeria butts heads with Colby Covington in their UFC welterweight championship bout during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images


Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman’s beef is one of the recurring themes in the UFC. The former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion and current welterweight champion have closed twice in their pro MMA career.

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Although both the fights were won by ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, Colby claims judges cheated him for his victories. Since his debut in UFC back in 2014, he has learned from his only three losses and evolved into a better fighter. Consequently, ‘Chaos’ ranks No. 1  in the UFC welterweight rankings.

Recently, Colby sat down with Helen Yee for an interview. Both talked about topics like celebrating the holidays, Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley rematch, etc. During this conversation, Helen asked him to choose between a trilogy fight or the welterweight title.

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To which Chaos selected the first option and shared, “There’s so much controversy from the first fight with the ref, so much controversy from the second fight with the judges and their opinion, so this trilogy needs to happen, man. We’re the two best fighters in the world. No one is gonna come close to being on our level, so we need to keep running this back.”

“This is a fight that should be a best-of-seven series, just like the NBA Championship. When you have the two best teams from each conference, we’re the two best from each conference and we need to fight seven times. I think that’ll really tell who is the best fighter in the world. I honestly think I’d beat him 5 to 2!”

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Covington also claimed that in the second encounter, Kamaru only won a single round.

Will Colby Covington vs Kamaru Usman 3 ever happen?

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Colby (16-3) and Kamaru (20-1) haven’t settled on the beef yet. From coming off a very close rematch, there is a possibility of a third fight happening.

However, for this to happen, Colby needs to get some wins against significant fighters under his name. This fight is what a lot of MMA fans want. If he gets the victories soon, the chances of a trilogy fight will surely attract Dana White.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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