UFC Welterweight contender Kamaru Usman has been feuding with UFC Interim champion Colby Covington for quite some time. They even trash talked each other at the UFC Press Conference but a fight between the two of them never came to fruition.
Four times I’ve been offered that fight and he said no,” Usman said of Covington. “They tried to make that fight again for Nov. 30th. They offered me the fight and I said, ‘Absolutely, I will wait for that fight’. They actually offered me RDA for that main event in Brazil that Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa just got announced on. I said, ‘Yes, I’m ready, I’ll take the fight’, but he said he was dealing with something… he turned it down or he wasn’t ready to fight.”
“If they had have offered me Covington on Nov. 30th, I would’ve said, ‘Absolutely’. That’s the one guy that I really have malicious intent to hurt inside that cage. Of course, they did offer me that and I did jump on that, but then [Covington] went to the White House and came back and was like, ‘I don’t want that fight.’”