Things weren’t too friendly in the UFC 268 press conference as Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington got all personal with each other. The “Chaos” did not hesitate to pass comments on the champion’s family.
Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington take on each other at the UFC 268 pay-per-view event. The two fighters will headline the event battling it out with the welterweight belt on the line at the historic Madison Square Garden in New York City this weekend. The card is stacked with elite fighters but all eyes will be on the two welterweight superstars looking to take each other’s heads off in the much-anticipated rematch.
The press conference kicked off last night and things got very ugly as Covington went at Usman’s father. “Chaos” did not think twice to insult his bitter rival with jabs on his father’s time in jail. When Usman emphasized the fact that he broke Colby’s jaw in their first meeting in 2019, Colby replied, “The only thing you broke was your daddy out of prison.”
Colby disrespected Usman’s father by calling names like “jailbird” and whatnot. “Where’s that jailbird at? We need the scam artist here just like his son,” said Covington. Though the title contender threw some serious jabs at the champ, “The Nigerian Nightmare” didn’t make too much of it and brushed those insults.
The Champion talks about Colby Covington and his father
Kamaru has previously admitted about his father’s history with the law and his time spent in jail. Muhammed, the father of Usman was arrested with counts of fraudulence. The fighter’s dad served 10 years in prison and returned home in the year 2020. Usman took those insults from Colby as motivation to beat him in the octagon. “As a competitor, I love what he brings to the table. He pushes me and I expect that from him. But as a person, he is a piece of shit. I can’t believe his father let him put this persona on,” Usman said talking about Covington’s father.
The “father insults” didn’t stop there. “At least my father wasn’t in prison. Scamming everybody out of their hard-earned money. These people work their asses off, all these blue-collar Americans and you’re going to scam them out of millions of dollars?” said Covington in response to Usman.
“I’m looking at your dad in the corner who is a very respectable man and I can just tell he is embarrassed each and every time you open your mouth,” said Usman. Usman also shoved Colby Covington after the press conference was over.