Colby Covington finally gets his title rematch against Kamaru Usman with both the welterweight contenders set to headline UFC 268 on November 6, possibly inside the Madison Square Garden in New York.
The former interim champion has been eyeing a rematch ever since the disappointing finish to their epic encounter back at UFC 245 where Covington put up an incredible performance against Kamaru Usman.
Since then, Kamaru Usman has been on an absolute rise, defending his welterweight strap three times, twice against Jorge Masvidal, and a stoppage win over Gilbert Burns.
Meanwhile, Covington has been relatively less active, however, his dominant performance against Tyron Woodley goes on to show his improvements, and already on the back of a great performance against Usman, the expectations will be high from the Chaos going into the title rematch at UFC 268.
Speaking to Submission Radio, Covington shared his thoughts on the rematch and promised a beating on Kamaru Usman to emerge as the new welterweight champion of the world.
“I am ready to go out there and smash him and cement my legacy. I just can’t wait to see what the headlines are after I smash his face.” Covington said.
Colby Covington reveals whether he will be getting PPV share
Covington said that he won’t be getting PPV points for his headliner event at UFC 268 for the UFC’s welterweight championship. “No, I am not the so-called champion. I really am America’s champion. I am Donald Trump’s favorite fighter. I am the people’s champion. Marty is keeping his belt warm for me. He’s got the official title. He got lucky, he cheated last time we fought.”
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“I am ready to go, I am gonna get that title and I am going to earn my right in this company as the biggest fighter this company has ever seen.”
“I am going to completely dismantle Usman on November 6th, and I am going to show him I am levels above everybody in this organization.”
“I see a lot of holes in his game. and I saw a lot of o things that I did wrong are gonna be corrected.” Covington continued, “Usman is not gonna be able to stop, nobody has exploited his weaknesses. I am the guy who can push him to the limit, make him wrestle, make him have to fight and he can’t put everything together. He’s good when he is able to control the fight, take guys down, get them tired, and then boom he is gonna knock you out. He’s gonna get you thinking knockdown again, and boom straight.”
Colby Covington appears to be really confident that his game plan ahead of the rematch against Kamaru Usman will rightfully reveal that he is levels above Kamaru Usman, and doesn’t believe in the Nigerian evolution as a fighter.
Needless to say, expectations are high, and Colby Covington will look to prove that he is not just talking, but he walks the talk when he steps inside the Octagon this November in a title rematch against Kamaru Usman for the UFC’s welterweight championship.