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Kamaru Usman feels Colby Covington messed up his chances of a title shot, will instead defend the belt against Ben Askren

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The UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has now finally given his reaction on his bitter rival and the former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington taking up a fight with the former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler instead of a title challenge.

In a recent interview given to TMZ Sports, Usman talked about how when the news of Covington accepting a fight with Lawler broke out, he felt as if ‘CCC’ had messed up with a potential title shot again. He feels it is too late for Covington now and he will instead defend his title against former Bellator MMA, One FC welteerweight champion and former Olympian Ben Askren, who he feels is now rightfully next in line, specially if he gets past Jorge Masvidal.

Kamaru Usman feels Colby Covington messed up his chances of a title shot, will instead defend the belt against Ben Askren - Colby Covington

Here’s what he had to say:

I literally smacked my head like this kid f***s it up again, again. I said from the start, this was going to be his fight to mess up and that is exactly (why) he did what he just did. Those gambling debts might have caught up to him, you never know the backstory of what is going on, I need to put my hands on Covington, I gotta get that out of the way. But, Ben Askren is next.

 

 

 

 

 

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