UFC 268: Is Kamaru Usman father attending Usman vs Covington at MSG?

Kamaru Usman's dad has spent a part of his life as a prisoner but is he still in Prison as per Usman's opponent Colby Covington's claims? Let's find it out.

Kamaru Usman father
Kamaru Usman father

UFC 268 Press conference was one of the most heated press conferences in UFC history, thanks to the headliners of the event coming this Saturday. The fight card includes a welterweight title match between the champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington at the main event. The co-main event includes a strawweight title fight between the champion Rose Namajunas and challenger Weili Zhang.

A lot of personal shots were taken at the press conference, a lot of beef with the media was uncovered and even Dana White had the fans attention for a while during his intervention in the face-off between Usman and Covington. Amongst all the personal things said to each other, one that Covington brought to attention was Kamaru Usman father’s time as a prisoner in a mocking, insulting way which is possibly why it led to Usman aggressively pushing Covington during the face-off.

Is Kamaru Usman father still in prison as per Colby Covington’s claims? Will he be present at UFC 268?

Kamaru Usman father and family
Kamaru Usman father and family

Back in 2010, Kamaru Usman father was sentenced to 180 months in jail as punishment for the charges of $1.3 million of restitution. Usman’s father Muhammed Nasiru Usman wanted to start a business in pharmaceutical supplies when he immigrated to the United States. Unfortunately as per Usman, the people his father worked with ran away with money that got his father trapped in a problem of restitution.

But all things over, Kamaru Usman father was released from prison in February of 2021, he, therefore, attended his son’s fourth title defence live at UFC 261, where Usman knocked out his opponent Jorge Masvidal in the second round. You can see below the octagon interview of UFC 261 where Usman is talking about his family saying “My family is complete!” in joy.

With that said, we will most probably witness Usman with his family once again. We haven’t seen Kamaru Usman father later in the media attention. But one cannot think of Usman’s family, including his father not being there at Madison Square Garden which is the mecca of all the sporting events around the world.

Usman and Covington’s rivalry is heated from their first fight that happened at UFC 245 in December of 2019. Usman won that fight via fifth-round TKO, but the fight was both a classic war and a controversial story. Who do you think got the title fight this time in the rematch, is it Usman winning again for the second time or is it Colby Covington becoming the new UFC Welterweight champion?

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Abhai Singh Tanwar is MMA writer at FirstSportz. He is a combat sports enthusiast who was a Taekwondo practitioner for a decade and practiced MMA for six months. Other than combat sports, hobbies and interests include listening music, writing poems, etc. Previously have written content for Spirit for Youth Foundation and The Happy Company.