Kamaru Usman recently defeated Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, via. a vicious right hand in the second round. He thereby defended his welterweight title for the fourth successive time, and the immediate aftermath had him staring at a rematch against his nemesis Colby Covington.
However, it looks like The Nigerian Nightmare is not that interested in fighting Colby, since he felt that ‘The Chaos’ doesn’t deserve a title shot.
Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz clarified this, as reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN; that Usman is adamant on not fighting ‘undeserving’ Colby. Abdelaziz had then claimed that Usman might probably accept if Covington is able to beat someone next in line like, Leon Edwards.
‘As of right now, no indication that’s in UFC’s plans‘
Brett Okamoto tweeted, “Kamaru Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) says Kamaru is still adamant Colby Covington doesn’t deserve a title shot, but Covington could change that by fighting Leon Edwards. As of right now, no indication that’s in UFC’s plans, with Leon/Diaz moving to June.“
However, the problem here is that, Edwards just had his fight against Nate Diaz postponed. It is expected to take place in June. So Covington will have to wait if decides to fight ‘Rocky’ in order to get to Usman.
Usman, on the other hand, is looking at a possible fight against Michael Chiesa, the number 6 ranked welterweight. He is on a four-fight win streak and hasn’t lost in almost 3 years.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you feel Usman is ducking Colby?