Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, had a scare after Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, shoved Colby Covington at the UFC 268 pre-fight press conference staredown this evening (watch full video replay here).
The promotion event, which took place inside Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., precedes UFC 268: “Usman vs. Covington 2,” which will go down inside the historic venue this weekend (Sat., Nov. 6, 2021), streaming online via ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV).
Usman was respectful early into the press conference; however, Covington immediately took shots at Usman’s family — particularly his father’s served prison time.
White stood between Usman and Covington when they faced off at the conclusion of the event, but “Nigerian Nightmare” proceeded to aggressively shove “Chaos.” The UFC boss elected a yelp in response.
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