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Kamaru Usman Says Colby Covington Fight Isn’t A Done Deal

April 23, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Lambert
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– UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman recently spoke to MMA Weekly. In the interview, Usman explained that former Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington may not get the next title shot.

“Let’s be honest, that’s the fight we said that we want but it’s not necessarily a done deal yet. He’s not necessarily the next guy. There’s a few different things going on here. As you can see, that division has shifted around quite a bit in the last couple months. There’s no telling what could happen. He’s been running around thinking he deserves certain things, that certain things are a shoe in for him but it doesn’t work like that.

“That’s a fight I’ve been offered five different occasions before and I’ve taken it all five times and he’s rejected the fight all five times,” Usman said about Covington. “So now that you’re not in the driver’s seat, now that you’re not in the position, what’s really going to happen? All I know is we want to fight in the fall. We want to fight whoever the organization feels is deserving of the shot. We don’t pick. We’re not picking. We’re not sitting here hoping and praying it’s this guy or that guy. We’re up for the next guy. The beauty about the position we’re in, I don’t have to struggle calling guys out to get a fight when all these guys knew they didn’t want to fight me. Now we’re in a position where we just sit back, train and beat up whoever they put in front of us”

Dana White said after Usman won the UFC Welterweight Title at UFC 235 that Covington would be next in line for a title shot.

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