Colby Covington dismisses Kamaru Usman’s win over ‘bum’ Jorge Masvidal, guarantees win in rematch
Talking on the ESPN post-fight present, Covington dismissed the consequence as a given and appeared forward confidently to his rematch with Usman, which UFC President Dana White has stated is subsequent on the record.
It took eight minutes longer than after I would end Jorge Masvidal each time we educated,” Covington stated of Usman’s end within the headliner of Saturday’s pay-per-view occasion at VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment. “That man’s a journeyman. What’s he acquired, 15, 20 losses on his document. You shouldn’t be blissful and praising your self for beating a journeyman like that. There’s a cause he’s a backstabber, a avenue Judas and a bum. If I misplaced the following 12 fights in a row, I nonetheless have a greater document than journeyman Masvidal.”
Covington has repeatedly painted his former roommate and coaching accomplice in the identical mild as the highest UFC welterweights have gone from buddies to rivals, leading to his departure from their longtime health club American Prime Workforce.
Masvidal’s knockout loss was the primary such results of his lengthy profession in MMA. Most observers anticipated Usman to make use of his wrestling to grind out a victory. However the suitable hand that despatched “Gamebred” to the canvas wasn’t a shock to Covington, whose wrestling background matches up with Usman greater than the putting specialist Masvidal.
“I positively knew it was a chance [Usman would end the fight with strikes], as a result of he places the specter of the takedown, and that’s what Masvidal was nervous about,” Covington stated. “[Masvidal] didn’t need to get taken down and stopped, so he’s nervous about getting taken down, and increase, he hits him with a proper hand; he has his arms down.
“So I knew it was a chance, but it surely’s a distinct fashion matchup after I’m struggle Marty. He is aware of he can’t take me down. I’m going to take him down into deep waters, and I’m going to complete him. There’s no extra faux nut photographs subsequent time.”
Covington has repeatedly stated that Usman faked a low blow to get extra restoration time as his high-pace assault started to supply dividends. Covington additionally has claimed referee Marc Goddard stopped the struggle prematurely regardless of being badly harm by a flurry of strikes by Usman within the fifth spherical.
With the results of UFC 261 simply within the books, Usman’s timetable for a return will decide when Covington will get an opportunity to proper what he feels was a litany of wrongs of their first assembly. Seven months faraway from dispatching one other rival, Tyron Woodley, he’s satisfied his second assembly with Usman will internet the UFC welterweight title.
“I simply put a better tempo on him subsequent time,” Covington stated. “I didn’t put sufficient tempo on him subsequent time. Simply maintain my arms up, and I do know I’m going to get my hand raised subsequent time.”
Try Colby’s interview under.