Colby Covington wasn’t ecstatic with Kamaru’s victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261. Covington dismissed the result as a given and looked ahead confidently to his rematch with Usman, which Dana White has said is next on the list.
Colby had a lot to talk about after Jorge’s loss and couldn’t miss the opportunity to kick him down. He said, “That guy’s a journeyman. What’s he got, 15, 20 losses on his record. You shouldn’t be happy and praising yourself for beating a journeyman like that. There’s a reason he’s a backstabber, a street Judas, and a bum. If I lost the next 12 fights in a row, I still have a better record than journeyman Masvidal.”
Colby was cage-sided at UFC 261 to witness each player’s strength and learn who will be his competitor in the title fight next. After the fight in an interview, Colby Covington revealed how he recently suffered from food poisoning after arriving in Las Vegas for his weigh-in. Colby said, “I ordered some chicken through Uber Eats but the food got spoiled in the Las Vegas heat making my stomach upset.”
Masvidal’s knockout loss was the first such result of his long career in MMA. But the right hook that knocked out “Gamebred” to the canvas wasn’t a surprise to Covington. As his wrestling background matches up with Usman more than the striking specialist Masvidal.
With the result of UFC 261 just in the books, Usman’s timetable for a return will determine when Covington gets a chance. ‘The Chaos’ knows his second meeting with Usman will net the UFC welterweight title. He said, “I just put a higher pace on him next time. I didn’t put enough pace on him next time. Just keep my hands up, and I know I’m going to get my victory.”
Although no date or venue has been confirmed, the match is expected to happen later this year.
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