It’s no secret that UFC Welterweight contender Kamaru Usman doesn’t like Colby Covington and has made it clear in the past when he said he had malicious intent for him. Usman has said in the past that Covington is the only fighter he bears a grudge against due to all the failed attempts to get a fight with him.
However, Usman believes that when the moment arises, he will get his shot at the world title and utilize it to the fullest.
“I will be champion,” Usman said backstage at this past Saturday’s pay-per-view event at American Airlines Center.
Usman was the substitute fighter for the main event of UFC 228 and he would step up if either fighter failed to make it and according to ESPN, he cut 13 pounds the night prior to official weigh ins. It was not easy money.
“But I still made the weight,” he said.
“If you pay me show and win, I’ll think about that,” Usman said. “That’s for damn sure. But I don’t think this is something I want to put myself through again.”
“I’m not dwelling solely on what Dana said yesterday, because tomorrow Dana could change his mind,” Usman said.