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Video: Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington have heated trash talk

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Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington have had a lot of heated exchanges in their UFC careers.

It’s crystal clear: Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington do not like each other ... at all.

Usman vs. Covington 2 will headline UFC 268, which will take place inside Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on Sat., Nov. 6, 2021, streaming online via ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV). The two parties have had no shortage of heated exchanges, from press conferences to buffet lines.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City with a compelling pair of world championship rematches on Sat., Nov. 6, 2021. Headlining UFC 268’s blockbuster pay-per-view (PPV) will be Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman as he looks to defend his title once again against arch enemy and No. 1-ranked contender, Colby Covington. The co-main event will see UFC women’s Strawweight queenpin, Rose Najamunas, aim to make it two in a row against former champion and No. 1-seeded contender, Zhang Weili.

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SB Nation’s Combat Culture has compiled eight minutes of the best (or worst, depending on your expectations) of the trash talk between Usman and Covington. “The Nigerian Nightmare” is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight kingpin; meanwhile, “Chaos” is the top contender.

The two foes first fought at UFC 245, which took place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Dec. 2019. The competitive Fight of the Night contest ended via late fifth-round technical knockout after Usman put away Covington (watch highlights).

UFC 268 also boasts a UFC women’s Strawweight title rematch pitting Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili. Other big fights include Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler, Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera, Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo and Al Iaquinta vs. Bobby Green. Also on the card is the debut of kickboxing superstar Alex Pereira, the only man in combat sports to knockout UFC Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya.

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