“I easily won three rounds”- Colby Covington makes an outrageous claim about his second fight against Kamaru Usman

Colby Covington believes he won the rematch against Kamaru Usman at UFC 268, and a win over Jorge Masvidal would earn him a third shot at the title.

Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington
Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington

Colby Covington is booked to face his former best friend turned rival, Jorge Masvidal in a grudge match at the main event of UFC 272, both of them are coming off from losses against the welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, and a win in such a high profile match could very well land them another title shot.

Masvidal got knocked out by Usman in the previous meeting, whereas, Covington fought full five rounds against the champ. Covington is 0-2 against Usman, but both these losses came via decision, he believes he won that fight, and their rivalry is far away from settled.

Talking about a third fight, during the UFC 270 weigh-in show, he said, “It puts me right back in line to get another fight with Usman. The people saw in Madison Square Garden and New York City what happened in that fight. I easily won three rounds. I think I won four rounds. The only round he clearly won was the second. I won the first, the third, the fourth and the fifth, so the people saw that. They want that fight again.” (H/T MMA Junkie)

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“He hasn’t proved that he’s the better fighter”- Colby Covington won’t accept Kamaru Usman as the welterweight champ

Colby Covington Kamaru Usman takedown defense
Colby Covington attempting a takedown on Usman at UFC 268

Covington proved out to be Usman’s toughest challenge yet, both their fights have been close especially the second one. Covington suggested a best of seven series against Usman, but right now he is focused on getting the job done against Masvidal so that he can get a chance to get a third fight against Usman.

“There’s no one that’s on his level that can compete with him like I can, so this fight needs to happen again. There needs to be a trilogy because he hasn’t proved that he’s the better fighter. He hasn’t proved that he’s the best welterweight in the world, and there’s still unfinished business there. So I think after I finish Jorge Masvidal on March 5, it puts me right back in line to get my title shot,” said Covington (H/T MMA Junkie)

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