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Colby Covington won’t get a second UFC welterweight title shot until he defeats another contender

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Kamaru Usman seemingly unwilling to give Colby Covington a rematch based solely on the latter’s victory over Tyron Woodley. According to reports, the current UFC middleweight champion wants Chaos to fight another top contender before embarking on a new title shot.

According to a report by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Kamaru manager Usman Ali Abdelaziz revealed that the Nigerian nightmare is not currently interested in a rematch against Covington.

Abdelaziz, who is also the director of the company Gilbert Burns, claimed that the Brazilian had requested a fight against Colby Covington. Durinho also seems to be interested in fighting Michael Chies, but nothing has been confirmed at the moment.

Kamaru Usman successfully defended his UFC light heavyweight title from Colby Covington at UFC 245. In a brutal five-round fight between the two, Usman stopped Covington in the final round via TKO. The Nigerian nightmare also eventually broke Covington’s jaw.

After losing to Usman, Covington returned to winning ways with a win over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Since that win, Chaos has been campaigning for a title shot, but things in that department haven’t gone right.

The former interim UFC welterweight champion is also looking to fight his best friend, who has become a rival, Jorge Masvidal. However, the UFC decided instead to book a rematch between Masvidal and Usman.

Colby Covington has to wait his turn as Kamaru Usman is ready for a quick turnaround at UFC 261

As Kamara Usman returns to the octagon at UFC 261, his opponent Colby Covington will have to wait for his second shot in the 170-pound title.

After Usman’s latest successful title defense at UFC 258 from Gilbert Burns, the Nigerian Nightmare immediately invited Masvidal to a rematch from UFC 251. And to everyone’s surprise, the UFC quickly booked a rematch.

In addition to marking Usman and Masvidal’s return to the Octagon, UFC 261 will also see the return of fans present for the first time in the COVID era of sports.

Posted March 19, 2021, 3:24 AM IST


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