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Colby Covington Claims Kamaru Usman’s Manager Threatened His Life During Casino Scuffle

March 5, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Colby Covington

Colby Covington claims that Kamaru Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz made a death threat against him during their scuffle in a casino after UFC 235. Covington appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show per MMAjunkie and said that he got blindsided by Abdelaziz, Usman and their team. Some highlights are below:

On what happened: “I was staying over at the dump, the Palms and I’m waiting in the buffet line. I’m just trying to get some crab legs. Can’t the man get some crab legs? Can the man, the champ, get some crab legs in peace? All of a sudden low-energy Marty comes, that terrorist rat Ali comes and some other Sasquatch and they start pushing and swinging and start putting innocent kids’ lives in danger and a pregnant lady. There’s a pregnant lady, and she’s screaming, ‘I’m pregnant, stop this!’ Ali is still pushing, trying to make a scene. Usman is still trying to scream at me, ‘I’m going to get you!’ And his Sasquatch is trying to throw punches at my friend and trying to punch me. It’s a complete joke. I can’t believe that they allow that in Vegas and just a bunch of filthy animals.”

On being banned from the property: “They banned me from the Palms property for doing absolutely nothing. Just sitting there saying, ‘Hey man, we’re professionals. I’m going to beat your ass in the cage man.’ I’m not going to press charges because the real (expletive) punishment for you is that beating you’re going to get when we’re in that octagon. I don’t want your ass deported back to Nigeria.”

On his claim that Abdelaziz threatened his life: “That terrorist rat should get deported back to whatever country he snitched on. He shouldn’t even be allowed in this country for all the (expletive) he does. He’s over there trying to take swings at professional fighters. You know what else he told me? He told me he was going to track me down and shoot me and kill me. He said that to me. I swear to God on my life. I have witnesses that heard him say that. Ali tried to swing at me, but I’ve got cat-like reflexes, so obviously he’s not going to hit me. He’s slow as a (expletive) turtle. I heard that no one got in trouble. I heard that the Fertittas own the Palms, so I think they gave that terrorist rat a pass and they didn’t want to hurt Marty Usman’s chance of deporting him back to Nigeria before he get his ass-whooping from me.”

On a fight with Usman: “It’s pretty funny he was claiming to have some broken foot. He looked all fine and mighty yesterday jumping rails, trying to get in my face. Some more fake news from him trying to say he was all hurt with his foot and had a hernia. He looked mighty fine trying to fight me in the buffet line at the Palms yesterday. Marty tries to be this dad figure and this nice guy and this babyface, but why would you go put innocent people – and children more importantly – their lives in danger? It’s piss poor, and he’s a fake fraud.”