Now that Kamaru Usman knocked off UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley last night (Sat., Mar. 2, 2019) at UFC 235 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, he’s going to have to deal with Colby Covington.
That’s because ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that Covington, the former interim welterweight champion, will get the first title shot against “Nigerian Nightmare.”
BREAKING: I'm told UFC has already informed Colby Covington he will receive the first shot against newly crowned champion Kamaru Usman. No date or venue for you yet, but Covington will get the shot.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 3, 2019
Okamoto also interviewed “Chaos” following his UFC 235 invasion. Check out the conversation above courtesy of ESPN.
In case you missed it, Covington has been knocking down UFC’s back door in search of the title shot he was promised last year. After ambushing Usman’s UFC 235 open workouts, invading a Dana White blackjack game, and promising the UFC president he’d make his life a “living hell” if he didn’t get a title shot, Covington has in fact gotten his title shot.
“Chaos” made even more noise last night after verbally sparring with Usman as the new champ exited the cage following his win over Woodley.
The brash welterweight contender also went out of his way to correct Okamoto’s initial report.
Correction: UFC has already informed Colby Covington he will defend against newly crowned number 1 contender Marty Snoozeman. And that's not news Brett. That's how number 1 contenders work. #PeoplesChamp https://t.co/oBREeUGZaH— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) March 3, 2019
Given the way that Usman bullied one of the best welterweight champions of all time last night at UFC 235, Covington is going to have his work cut out for him as he tries to hand the new 170-pound king his first UFC loss. Covington doesn’t exactly pose more dangerous threats than Woodley does so Usman could be in for a repeat performance.
Of course, if a trip to the White House is up for grabs, Covington may just pull this thing off.
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