Colby Covington has confirmed that he’ll face Kamaru Usman in a rematch this November, with the UFC star out to show his 2019 defeat to the welterweight king was a ‘fluke’.
Usman, 34, made his first title defence towards Covington in December 2019, when the pair clashed in an exhilarating contest on the T-Cell Enviornment during which the Nigerian Nightmare secured a fifth spherical knockout victory.
The No.1-ranked welterweight suffered a damaged jaw through the explosive combat, seen as poetic justice by some followers with the loudmouth American launching a tirade of trash speak on the welterweight champion.
Colby Covington has confirmed that he’ll tackle Kamaru Usman in a rematch at UFC 268
The American suffered a fifth spherical knockout defeat to the welterweight king again in 2019
Nonetheless, Covington has not backed down from his trash speaking methods, because the 33-year-old confirmed that he has been granted his rematch for the title, set to happen at Madison Sq. Backyard later this 12 months.
‘It’s official. I’ve signed my bout settlement. I do know Usman’s signed his facet. They paid him lastly sufficient cash to return take this ass whoopin, so it is happening,’ Covington instructed Submission Radio.
‘And it seems to be like it should occur in Madison Sq. Backyard on November sixth baring any loopy calls from the federal government officers over there.
Usman broke his rival’s jaw, however Covington has vowed to show the end result was a ‘fluke’
‘He is aware of he bought fortunate the primary time we fought. It was an uneven enjoying discipline that evening. It is going to be to a totally completely different final result this time,’ Covington added.
‘He is aware of the primary time we fought it was a fluke. I slipped on a banana peel within the fifth spherical. I used to be beating him three rounds to at least one. That was my combat. He is aware of that. Deep down inside, he is aware of that.’
Usman has gone onto file wins over Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal twice since his victory at UFC 245, whereas Covington has fought simply as soon as since his chastening defeat to the all-conquering champion.
Covington is the UFC’s No.1 contender and has been knocking on the door for an additional title shot
But the American has excessive hopes of handing Usman his second profession defeat inside 5 rounds come November.
‘I’ll end Marty Faux Newsman. It isn’t going to the judges, and there is not going to be a ref in there to save lots of him and cease my momentum. I’ll end him inside that octagon, and I will probably be topped undisputed welterweight champion of the world.’