Kamaru Usman, Covington talk tough ahead of UFC Welterweight title fight

Kamaru Usman, Covington talk tough ahead of UFC Welterweight title fight 2

Kamaru Usman, the UFC welterweight champion, will face off against archrival Colby Covington at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday with the hopes of successfully defending his title for the fifth time.

Usman has successfully defended his middleweight title four fights, including against Covington, Jorge Masvidal (twice), and Gilbert Burns, after winning it against Tyron Woodley in 2019.

Since entering the franchise, Covington has presented the Nigerian with one of his most difficult trials.

And, just like in their first fight, there has been bad blood between the two combatants coming into the title fight, with Covington recently declaring that he is certain to win.

Covington said;

“I’m confident I’m going to get my hands raised and I’m sure there’s no man alive that can stop me,” he said. “I have a different game plan this time around and next week, the world’s going to see it.”

Since joining the UFC in 2014, Usman has gone 14 fights without losing. The UFC fighter will be attempting to win his 15th fight and defend his welterweight belt for the fifth time in a row.

The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ claims that he won the first bout because he was willing to mix things up in the ring, and that he will do the same on Sunday.

“When you have a little more hit in your hands than the other guy, it makes a lot of difference. What made the difference in the last fight was that I was willing to make adjustments. As fights go on, I grow and make adjustments and that’s what sets us apart.

The fight will take place in at the Madison Square Garden, New York on Sunday.

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