Colby Covington med Kamaru Usman i cirkel

Colby Covington: Det behövs en tredje match mot Kamaru Usman

Jonathan Damm

Trots att de redan ställs mot varandra två gånger tidigare så anser Colby Covington att ett tredje möte mot Kamaru Usman är nödvändigt.

Colby Covington vill ha tredje match mot Kamaru Usman

Tidigare under hösten ställdes Colby Covington (16-3) mot Kamaru Usman (20-1) för en andra gång efter att deras första möte slutat med en knockoutvinst för Usman. Andra mötet slutade med Usman som vinnare via domslut men Covington själv anser att han borde ha vunnit matchen. Därför anser nu Covington att ett tredje möte mellan de två behövs.

En tredje match mellan Covington och Usman behövs

Det var under en intervju med Submission Radio som Covington förklarade att han ansåg att ett tredje möte behövs mellan honom själv och Usman.

I clearly won that fight three to two. The third, fourth, and fifth round were my rounds – and even if you were looking on a different side of the scope, I think you could see me winning the first round too. It was very close and competitive. After ten rounds, the people see what happened. We fought two times. At the ten rounds, at the worst, I’m winning six rounds to four. So, I think there needs to be another fight, there’s needs to be a trilogy if he stays around, if he wants to stick around. After fighting me two times I think he realizes how serious I am and how bad I want that belt. So, I don’t know if he’s willing in that octagon like I am, and I’m gonna get my shot back at him – if he doesn’t retire first. He might retire and just go ride off into the sunset. But if not, I’m looking for that Marty trilogy.

Rånades på att vara den första att ta ned Usman

Under det andra mötet lyckades Covington dra ned Usman till oktagonens matta men officiellt räknades inte detta som en nedtagning. Detta innebär att Usman officiellt fortfarande står med ett hundraprocentigt nedtagningsförsvar, Covington menar att han rånades på äran av att vara den första som tog ned mästaren.

I took him down definitely two times. Any wrestler, even DC – DC’s on there. I mean, the guy’s an Olympic wrestler, NCAA champion, one of the best wrestlers of all time, and a wrestling coach – and if he’s saying that that’s two, that’s a takedown. I mean, it’s pretty obvious that I broke that record. He’s not unblemished on his being taken down record in the UFC anymore. I’ve obviously taken him down, I took him down twice, I won the fight. I dropped him and I wobbled him, hurt him to the body. That was my fight, man. The people saw that. That’s who they were rooting for at Madison Square Garden.

Covington har ingen respekt för ”fuskaren” Usman

Trots att de gått igenom två matcher tillsammans så menar Covington att han inte har någon respekt för Usman, detta då han inte ser honom som mer än en fuskare.

I can’t respect that guy. How can I respect a cheater? He poked me in the fight. I was clearly poked again. Like, again. That’s the second time he’s poked me. He grabbed the cage when I was taking him down the second time. He was grabbing the fence. That’s clearly cheating. I mean, he cheated multiple times in the first fight. When did I ever cheat? Not one time did I cheat or do anything wrong in both fights. I fought clean, I fought hard, I never took any breaks, and I can’t respect him. He’s a cheater. I mean, it’s clear that he does steroids. Like, that’s what we get. That’s the best guy in the world. The CEO of EPO. He’s a supposed pound-for-pound chemical fucking fighter of the year. He’s got a chemical imbalance, you know, acne over his face, all over his back. Come on, dude, he lost his hairline. I made so much fun of him that Marty Juiceman gave away his hairline, he just shaved it. He’s like, ‘you know what, let me just go. It’s already halfway up my head. Let me just get this out of here, man. No more, man. I’m taking it off.’ He’s bald now. He’s an ugly fucking motherfucker but it’s clear that he’s a cheater. I don’t respect a cheater.

Huruvida Covington får sin vilja igenom och ett tredje möte blir av återstår att se, i nuläget är det inte klart när vi får se honom i oktagonen härnäst.

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