Kamaru Usman Says Colby Covington, Top Contenders Need to “Show me Something”
By FCF Staff
Following Kamaru Usman’s electrifying win at UFC 261, Dana White said that a rematch with Colby Covington is the fight to make. But, it sounds like the welterweight champ isn’t convinced that’s the case.
Usman faced Masvidal in the headliner of Saturday’s card, and proceeded to KO the rugged veteran in round two. The champion had called for a rematch with Masvidal earlier this year, since ‘Gamebred’ took their 2020 bout on short notice. Usman won that fight by decision.
During the post-fight presser for UFC 261, White was asked about Usman’s next fight, and he pointed to Covington. The 33-year-old Usman faced Covington in December, 2019, and stopped him in the fifth round of the thrilling fight.
While talking to the media after his latest win, Usman was asked about the possibility of facing Covington again, and the renowned fighter said this (quotes via MMA Mania).
“I have finished my last three opponents. I’ve finished them all. So right now I just need to take some time and just continue to train and get better. But these guys gotta show me something. Because right now I’m the champion and I”m the most active person in the division. These guys can’t just wait around and wait for me to call their number. They need to show me something.
“I’ve fought any and everybody they put in front of me, never said no,” he concluded. “These guys ducked me for years but I got here and I haven’t ducked anyone. And so, like I said, this is like a track meet. I’m so far ahead of these guys I’m coming around the track and I’m coming around with a vengeance.”
With the win on Saturday, Usman moved his overall record to 19-1. Masvidal’s record fell to 35-15.