Colby Covington appears to be like ahead to confronting the winner of the Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal rematch at UFC 261. The 33-year-old welterweight stated he would ‘like to look the winner within the eyes’ after his arch-rivals end their much-hyped UFC 261 fundamental occasion bout.
Covington will likely be sitting cageside within the VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment, which is able to host a trio of championship fights. In a latest interview with MMA Junkie, Covington stated he plans to have interaction in a face-off with the fighter who comes out on high within the UFC UFC 261 occasion if Dana White permits him to.
“I hope that Dana (White) places that collectively. I might like to go look the winner within the eyes and allow them to know I’m subsequent. Then the followers can see how cowardice they’re after they go hiding and so they go searching for a method out or ‘retirement’ or ‘Oh, I am strolling away from the game.’ I’m hoping I get to look them within the eyes tomorrow night time, however I don’t know if there will likely be sufficient males within the constructing to carry me again from what I’m going to do to the winner tomorrow night time,” stated Covington.
Colby Covington has already come to blows with the present welterweight champion, Usman, however he has by no means shared the octagon with former teammate, Jorge Masvidal.
Covington and Usman headlined UFC 245 in December 2019, the place ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ defeated ‘Chaos’ within the closing spherical of the battle.
Colby Covington expects Kamaru Usman to retire if he beats Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261
In the identical interview, Colby Covington expressed his need to battle Kamaru Usman in a rematch. The No.1 welterweight contender thinks he was forward of Usman within the scorecards after they locked horns at UFC 245. Nevertheless, if the 2 have been to battle as soon as once more, Usman would relatively keep away from the rematch by calling time on his profession, in response to Colby Covington.
“It is the battle that followers deserve (Covington vs. Usman 2). However actually, he is already speaking about retiring, so I do not see that battle taking place. He is most likely gonna retire and never battle me,” stated Covington.