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Colby Covington Plans to Leave Kamaru Usman ‘Crippled’ When They Fight

September 3, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Colby Covington

There’s no love lost between Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman, and Covington says he plans to leave Usman ‘crippled’ when they face off. Covington spoke with MMA Fighting for a new interview about the fight, which is expected to take place at UFC 244. Highlights are below:

On looking forward to the fight with Usman: “I can’t wait to bury that guy. Me and Dan Lambert were calling for that fight as soon as he won “The Ultimate Fighter” and he beat my teammates at American Top Team. We were begging for that fight and him and Glenn [Robinson] turned that fight down.”

On his encounter with Usman at a Las Vegas hotel: “It’s time to unify my belt with Marty Fakenewsman [Usman]. This fight has so many angles. The Palms buffet line, look at Marty Fakenewsman, he was faking an injury when he fought [Tyron] Woodley. He’s in a wheelchair after the fight with Woodley, acting like he’s hurt getting wheelchaired to the press conference and eight hours later he’s jumping me in the Palms buffet line, jumping over barricades, pushing a pregnant lady out of the way to get to me. It just shows how fake he is. He’s the CNN of the UFC.”

On his plan for the fight: “I’m seriously going to leave that dude f**king crippled. I’m going to f**k that dude up. It’s too bad he was running from me for so many years. Now he has no choice. It’s either you fight me or you don’t fight at all. You lose your No. 1 contender belt and we don’t hear from you anymore and the world figures out the coward that you really are. He’s got nowhere to go. It’s put up or shut up.”