“He’s just trying to get paid,” Colby Covington laughs at Kamaru Usman’s idea of boxing crossover against Canelo Alvarez

The former two-times UFC Welterweight title contender, Colby Covington laughs at Kamaru Usman's idea of boxing crossover against Canelo Alvarez.

Colby Covington, Canelo Alvarez and Kamaru Usman
Colby Covington, Canelo Alvarez and Kamaru Usman

The UFC Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman defended his title for the fifth time in a rematch against Colby Covington at the main event of UFC 268. After this win, Covington suggested the idea of a boxing crossover against the Middleweight boxing champion, Canelo Alvarez.

Kamaru Usman is currently the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC rankings and he suggested a number one pound-for-pound combat sports athlete boxing match against Alvarez. The UFC president, Dana White already suggested that Usman doesn’t want this fight and now his arch-nemesis, Colby Covington also laughed at this idea of Usman.

Talking about the same in his latest interview with MMA News’s, James Lynch, Colby Covington says, “It’s probably the funniest thing I ever heard in my life, I mean, man, that’s just sad, man. That’s not even believable. Like, come on, man. Let’s talk about things in the realm of possibility.”

“You’re acting like a little kid. He’s just trying to get paid. I mean, the bottom line: He doesn’t want to fight tough fights anymore, man. He wants to get this big-money fight and just walk off in the sunset. He doesn’t want it anymore.” {H/t BloodyElbow}

Colby Covington also claimed that Kamaru Usman will retire within next year

Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington
Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman has claimed multiple times in the past that he is not going to stay inside the Octagon for a longer period of time and he can announce his retirement soon. Colby Covington also added to this claim that Usman is going to announce his retirement next year and he will be taking over the Welterweight division.

Covington added, “He doesn’t want it like want it, and that why you’re probably gonna see that guy leave the sport within the next year, and I’m still gonna be here, I’m getting better.”

“I haven’t even hit my prime, man. So when I hit my prime, 34, 35 years old, man, look out, James. These guys are all in trouble.” {H/t BloodyElbow}

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