Colby Covington believes he beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 268.
In the main event of the pay-per-view back on November 6 at Madison Square Garden, Covington and Usman were having their highly-anticipated rematch. Early on, the champ had a ton of success and even dropped Covington twice in the second. Yet, as the fight played on, “Chaos” started to have more success and win the rounds. He made it a competitive fight but it wasn’t enough as the champ won by a unanimous decision which Covington disagrees with.
“He might retire and just go ride off into the sunset. But if not, I’m looking for that Marty trilogy.”
— Submission Radio (@SubmissionRadio) November 22, 2021
“I clearly won that fight three to two. 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,” Covington said to Submission Radio. “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,” Covington continued. “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.”
Although Colby Covington is 0-2 against Kamaru Usman, both fights were phenomenal fights so he could very well get a third fight down the line. Yet, he will likely need to get a few wins before he can get that third crack against Usman even if he believes he won the last scrap which was competitive.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime