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Covington Blasts Usman For Taking “Easy Fight” Over #1 Contender – MMA Root

After an interview with ESPN, Colby Covington called UFC champion Kamaru Usman after suspecting that Usman is possibly taking the easier fight for a big payday.

In the interview, Kamaru Usman realizes that the welterweight contender must stay busy and fight if he wants to face “Nigerian Nightmare” again. Interestingly, the champion admitted that there is an element of truth to fan speculation that he is fighting for a bigger payday rather than prioritizing rankings and taking on the true number one contender.

Covington responds to Usman’s demands for more activity

Kamaru Usman believes Colby Covington should have to show more activity despite a successful comeback fight against former champion Tyron Woodley. In the meantime, the champion intends to back off with “Gamebred”, especially since the first fight scored such huge numbers on pay-per-view.

Show me some activity. Usman said. Give me a reason. It is not necessarily me. I know what I am capable of. I’ve done it before. You can ask his jaw; I’ve done it before. Now it’s up to him to show people that he deserves another shot at the title. You can’t just sit back and say ‘Oh, I beat Tyron Woodley. That is all. I deserve a title shot. ‘ No. That doesn’t give you a title shot. “

However, by going against the status quo, the champion has upset the former title challenger, and Covington disputes the champion’s claims that he needs to show more activity.

Spoken like a true coward who doesn’t want to face legitimate contender # 1. Covington posted on Twitter. The rankings have chosen him and so have the Marty people. Just tell the truth – you know you can’t win and you’d rather fight homeless guys like Street Judas for easy paychecks. @ USMAN84kg

Naturally, as the number one contender, it’s understandable why Covington would feel the need to applaud since he’s not the one getting another title shot. On April 24, Usman is ready to defend his title once again, but this time it will be in front of thousands of fans. Even though Covington is waiting behind the scenes, as of now, he’s still the number one contender.

Do you think Usman will finally face Covington again? Let us know below what you think will happen!

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