Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Colby Covington still believes that he should have won against the UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman in their rematch at UFC 268. After fighting the welterweight champ twice and nearly spending 50 mins with Kamaru, Colby Covington still wants to go for it one more time. The duo first fought at UFC 245 where Usman defeated Colby in the fifth round of the fight via TKO. Now the pair fought again for 25 minutes at UFC 268 where Usman got another victory over Colby this time via decision. After losing to the champion twice, Colby still is confident that he won the last fight against Kamaru.
While talking to Submission Radio, days after his five-round battle with Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington has stated that he feels like he won the last fight against Usman at UFC 268.
“I clearly won that fight three to two,” Covington told Submission Radio. “The third, fourth, and fifth round were my rounds – and even if you were looking on a different side of the scope, I think you could see me winning the first round too. It was very close and competitive. After ten rounds, the people see what happened. We fought two times. At the ten rounds, at the worst, I’m winning six rounds to four.”
“So, I think there needs to be another fight, there’s needs to be a trilogy if he stays around, if he wants to stick around. After fighting me two times I think he realizes how serious I am and how bad I want that belt. So, I don’t know if he’s willing in that octagon like I am, and I’m gonna get my shot back at him – if he doesn’t retire first. He might retire and just go ride off into the sunset. But if not, I’m looking for that Marty trilogy.”
Colby Covington then explained why he felt that he won the fight and what factors should have been in consideration while scoring the fight. According to Colby, he scored two takedowns against Usman and he also landed more effective shots than Usman.
“I took him down definitely two times,” Covington added. “Any wrestler, even DC – DC’s on there. I mean, the guy’s an Olympic wrestler, NCAA champion, one of the best wrestlers of all time, and a wrestling coach – and if he’s saying that that’s two, that’s a takedown. I mean, it’s pretty obvious that I broke that record. He’s not unblemished on his being taken down record in the UFC anymore. I’ve obviously taken him down, I took him down twice, I won the fight. I dropped him and I wobbled him, hurt him to the body. That was my fight, man. The people saw that. That’s who they were rooting for at Madison Square Garden.”
What do you guys think of this assessment given by Colby Covington?
- Colby Covington aims for the trilogy fight against Kamaru Usman.
- Colby Covington says he scored two takedowns against Usman.
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