’You’re a Bi**h Marty”- Colby Covington Berates Kamaru Usman for Choosing Jorge Masvidal Over Him

Published 04/08/2021, 11:29 PM EDT


Former UFC interim lightweight champion Colby Covington took to social media recently as he criticized the undisputed champion, Kamaru Usman. ‘Chaos’ Covington questioned Usman’s decision to rematch Jorge Masvidal and challenged ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ to a rematch.

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I’m ranked #1 in the world and added a 3rd UFC champion as a victim to my resume in my last fight. You’re beating lightweights and calling out a journeyman with 15 L’s for a rematch after he hasn’t fought in a year since you beat him 50-42. “ShOw Me AcTiViTy!” You’re a bi**h Marty. Show the world some ba**s. Fight me. 🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸,” wrote Covington.

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Usman fought Covington at UFC 245. After a competitive fight, the champion earned a finish in the dying moments of the last round, but the fight was up for grabs as long as it went. Covington’s skills and heart were in full display as the challenger carried on in full force despite breaking his jaw in the third round of the contest. However, ‘Chaos’ believed the referee’s calls during the fight were questionable and the duo should clash again to decide the better fighter.

Dec 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; (Editor’s Note: Graphic Content) Kamaru Usman (red gloves) reacts as referee Marc Goddard stops his bout against Colby Covington (blue gloves) during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Usman also fought ‘Gamebred’ at UFC 251 and earned a dominant decision victory. Masvidal hasn’t competed since, and he will fight again for the belt at UFC 261. So, one can understand the source of Covington’s discontent.

Did Colby Covington deserve to fight for the belt instead of Jorge Masvidal?

Chaos’ fought former welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley and earned a 5th round finish over ‘The Chosen One’. Masvidal hasn’t competed since UFC 251. Also, one might argue that despite getting finished, Covington had a more competitive fight against ‘The Nigerian Nightmare‘ and anybody could’ve won the contest.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal battles Kamaru Usman in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)

But ‘Gamebred‘ stepped up on 6 days’ notice last term to save the main event of the first pay-per-view of UFC Fight Island. So, he can claim that he deserves a shot at the belt with a full training camp.

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Also, the UFC’s BMF champion is a bigger draw than Covington. So, those factors might have played a role in him getting the shot at the event where fans return for UFC PPVs.

What did you make of Covington’s recent post? Is he acting jealous or does he have a point? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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