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Dana White explains crowd issues with Colby Covington at UFC 241, says fight with Kamaru Usman is next

ANAHEIM, Calif. – UFC 241 featured some of the biggest stars MMA has to offer.
And while much of the conversation Saturday night centered on names like Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier, …read more

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Colby Covington says fans ‘can expect great things’ when he fights Kamaru Usman

After putting on a dominating performance against Robbie Lawler at UFC Newark, the expectation is that Colby Covington now fights Kamaru Usman for the welterweight belt.
Of course, “Chaos” has been …read more

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Leon Edwards takes aim at Jorge Masvidal’s manager for lying about fight offer

Leon Edwards (18-3 MMA) is looking to secure himself a future fight with either Jorge Masvidal or Kamaru Usman.
The surging welterweight contender, Edwards, has won eight straight fights and is …read more

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Leon Edwards calls Kamaru Usman a ‘mediocre striker’ with ‘sh*t jiu jitsu’

Leon Edwards isn’t scared to share his thoughts on his fellow welterweight contenders. That includes the current champion, Kamaru Usman, who Edwards calls out during a sit-down interview with BJPenn.com.
“Rocky” …read more

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Leon Edwards calls Kamaru Usman a ‘mediocre wrestler’ with ‘sh*t jiu jitsu’

Leon Edwards isn’t scared to share his thoughts on his fellow welterweight contenders. That includes the current champion, Kamaru Usman, who Edwards calls out during a sit-down interview with BJPenn.com.
“Rocky” …read more

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Knockout Radio: Kamaru Usman rails on Colby Covington’s offensive gimmick

Knockout Radio Hour One: Alex Nicholson and Kamaru Usman

Knockout Radio Hour Two: Mickey Gall and Chris Lytle

Check out Knockout Radio’s podcast featuring Kamaru Usman, Alex Nicholson, Chris Lytle, and Mickey …read more

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Colby Covington unsure Kamaru Usman will show up to fight: 'I can already see that he's doubting himself'

This past weekend at UFC on ESPN 5, Colby Covington cemented himself as the promotion’s No. 1 welterweight contender.
At least according to UFC president Dana White, who said after Covington’s …read more

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Colby Covington: Kamaru Usman ‘Hits Like A Little B*tch’ (Interview)

Now that he’s gotten past Robbie Lawler in dominant fashion, Colby Covington told MMA News that he plans to put a beating on UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Although Dana …read more

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Leon Edwards sees Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington as similar, gives edge to Usman

Leon Edwards may be one fight away from the prize he covets: the UFC welterweight title.
And on his way to the belt, Edwards wants nothing more than to avenge his …read more

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Colby Covington races to the bottom with tasteless comment about death of Kamaru Usman’s former manager

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It doesn’t make sense and isn’t even funny. It’s just gross and that’s what we’ve come to expect from Covington. …read more

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Dana White Confirms Covington's Title Shot, Addresses Jorge Masvidal's Ultimatum

If you believe UFC President Dana White, Colby Covington has sewn up the next shot at Kamaru Usman’s undisputed welterweight title. …read more

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Colby Covington takes Kamaru Usman trash talk to a new level

Colby Covington is expected to get his long-awaited shot at UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman later this year, and he’s already stinging his rival with some venomous trash talk.
Speaking on …read more

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Morning Report: Colby Covington ramps up the trash talk against Kamaru Usman

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Well, that didn’t take long.
After dominating Robbie Lawler on Saturday, Colby Covington reestablished himself as the No. 1 contender for Kamaru Usman’s welterweight title. Afterwards, …read more

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Kamaru Usman says Leon Edwards is ‘dark horse’ to get next title shot

Kamaru Usman’s first title defense is far from official. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ captured the UFC’s coveted welterweight strap this past March, defeating Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision.
After Colby Covington beat …read more

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White: Covington gets next title shot against Usman

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Colby Covington will apparently get a crack at welterweight champion Kamaru Usman next. It looks like Colby Covington has jumped …read more

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‘Bro, You’ve Gotta Kill This Dude’

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With Colby Covington now confirmed to get next Welterweight title shot against division kingpin, Kamaru Usman, fight fans can now …read more

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Kamaru Usman Says He's Receiving Thousands of Messages Asking Him to 'Kill' Covington

Fans got a taste of what’s to come when UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington meet later this year after the pair had to …read more

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Dana White: Colby Covington gets Kamaru Usman title fight after 'clinic' vs. Robbie Lawler

LAS VEGAS – Colby Covington’s next fight will be against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, company president Dana White has revealed.
Covington’s (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) one-sided unanimous decision victory over …read more

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Dana White confirms Colby Covington next in line for Kamaru Usman

UFC president Dana White has confirmed Colby Covington is the No. 1 contender in the UFC welterweight division following a dominant victory over Robbie Lawler this past weekend.
Speaking to reporters …read more

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Robbie Lawler says Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington type of fight UFC will 'like to promote'

Robbie Lawler has trained and fought Colby Covington. He’s trained with Kamaru Usman, as well, giving him special insight into the likely UFC title fight between the two.
Lawler (28-14 MMA, …read more

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UFC champ Kamaru Usman outlines fans' 'malicious intent' toward Colby Covington – and his own

If Kamaru Usman beats Colby Covington when the pair finally meet for the UFC welterweight title, “The Nigerian Nightmare” says it will make a lot of people very happy.
Usman (15-1 …read more

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Kamaru Usman: People Hate Colby Covington Because of WWE Aspect He Brings to MMA

Even after they meet in the Octagon as expected later this year, Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will likely never be the best of friends. …read more

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Kamaru Usman says people are telling him to ‘kill’ Colby Covington when they fight

When Colby Covington beat Robbie Lawler at UFC Newark all signs pointed to him taking on Kamaru Usman later this year.
The lead up to the fight would be intense as …read more

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Ben Askren Says Buildup To Usman vs. Covington Will Be Terrible

Ben Askren isn’t looking forward to the buildup for Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington. Covington likely secured his number one contender spot this past Saturday night (Aug. 3). “Chaos” took …read more

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Kamaru Usman Is Already Favored Huge Over Colby Covington

Colby Covington put on a thoroughly dominant performance over Robbie Lawler (watch the highlights) in the main event of last weekend’s UFC Newark. A bout with champion Kamaru Usman is …read more

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Kamaru Usman opens as big betting favorite over Colby Covington

The opening betting line has been released for the upcoming Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington welterweight title grudge match.
The online sportsbook Bovada opened up the UFC welterweight champion Usman as …read more

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Colby Covington Wants Usman At MSG, Cites Convenience For Trump Family

Colby Covington is looking to keep up his relationship with Donald Trump while making his way to facing Kamaru Usman for the title. In his post-fight interview that shows him …read more

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Posted on August 5, 2019, 3:46 pm By
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Stephen Thompson believes Leon Edwards deserves title shot before Jorge Masvidal

Stephen Thompson believes UK fighter Leon Edwards should fight Kamaru Usman next. He’s not so sure about Jorge Masvidal. Thompson gave his take on the welterweight title situation in a …read more

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‘Let’s Make English Great Again’

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We don’t even have a date for the seemingly inevitable Colby Covington vs. Kamaru Usman fight for the welterweight title …read more

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Things Get Heated Between Colby Covington & Kamaru Usman At UFC Newark Post-Fight Show

Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman are on a collision course and they wasted little time trading barbs. Covington handled business yesterday (Aug. 3) at UFC Newark. He defeated Robbie Lawler …read more

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Kamaru Usman pokes fun at Colby Covington over post-fight interview

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington got into a heated argument at the post-fight show following UFC on ESPN 5. Covington defeated Robbie Lawler in the main event …read more

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Video: Covington and Usman exchange tirades at ESPN post-fight show

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Things got heated between Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman during the ESPN post-fight show. Fans may love him or hate him, but Colby Covington …read more

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What's next for Colby Covington? A long-awaited welterweight title fight

Colby Covington put on a clinic in his victory over Robbie Lawler. There’s nothing standing between him and a title shot against Kamaru Usman. Here’s what’s next for Covington and …read more

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VIDEO | Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman get heated during UFC Post-Fight Show

Colby Covington will receive the next welterweight title shot against Kamaru Usman following his dominant win over Robbie Lawler at UFC Newark.
Covington smothered ‘Ruthless’ with strikes and takedowns for twenty-five …read more

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Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman get into heated exchange after UFC on ESPN 5

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington are likely going to meet in the Octagon later this year, but they were nearly ready to throw down on Saturday instead.
Following …read more

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Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman separated by security during volatile UFC on ESPN 5 interview


(Video courtesy of the UFC and ESPN)
Former interim UFC welterweight titleholder Colby Covington kept his run toward a shot at champion Kamaru Usman moving forward, as he rolled over former …read more

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Ben Askren issues an apology to the UFC and Fight Fans

Had Ben Askren defeated Jorge Masvidal at last month’s UFC 239 event, it was expected that ‘Funky’ would be the next man to challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.
Unfortunately …read more

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Covington dominates Lawler to solidify title shot

Colby Covington solidified earning a shot at defending welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on Saturday as he dominated Robbie Lawler at UFC Fight Night in Newark, New Jersey. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 5 results: Colby Covington calls out Kamaru Usman after dominating Robbie Lawler

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Love him or hate him, Colby Covington cemented his spot as the No. 1 contender in the welterweight division after …read more

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Preview! Can Lawler Withstand The ‘Chaos’ Of Covington’s Wrestling?

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington, will try to secure his Kamaru Usman title shot by defeating former 170-pound titleholder, …read more

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Leon Edwards: Colby Covington beating Robbie Lawler could force Jorge Masvidal clash

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Leon Edwards is adamant that a title shot against champion Kamaru Usman or a grudge match with Jorge Masvidal are next on his agenda following …read more

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Colby Covington dismisses Jorge Masvidal’s claim to a title shot

Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal are the two top contenders in the UFC welterweight division. Both are seemingly right on the cusp of a shot at reigning champ Kamaru Usman, …read more

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Colby Covington isn't buying Dana White's title shot promise unless it's in writing

NEWARK, N.J. – Colby Covington needs more than a soundbyte to believe he’ll get the next shot at UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
“I want to see something in writing,” Covington, …read more

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Dana White clears the air on UFC welterweight title picture

UFC president Dana White says that Colby Covington is close to finally getting what he’s wanted for a long time: a title shot against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. All …read more

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Leon Edwards set on Kamaru Usman or Jorge Masvidal: ‘There’s no other fights for me’

British welterweight star Leon Edwards announced himself as a bona-fide contender for the UFC’s 170-pound title in San Antonio last weekend with a dominant decision victory over Rafael dos Anjos. …read more

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Midnight Mania! Zhang Is Newest Most Ducked Fighter

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Move over Kamaru Usman, there’s a …read more

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Leon Edwards seeks 'perfect fairytale' rematch with Kamaru Usman after UFC on ESPN 4

SAN ANTONIO – Leon Edwards plans to outclass Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4. And if that happens, Edwards said either a grudge match with Jorge Masvidal or …read more

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Dana White gives a ‘hell no’ on Jorge Masvidal fighting Conor McGregor

After making record-setting work of Ben Askren at UFC 239, welterweight Jorge Masvidal has etched his name amongst the top contenders to UFC champion Kamaru Usman. With Usman sidelined until …read more

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Kamaru Usman Refutes Colby Covington's Claims That He Is Faking Injuries To Avoid Fighting

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has scoffed at suggestions made by fellow 170-pounder Colby Covington that he’s been faking a number of injuries to avoid fighting him. …read more

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Posted on July 17, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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Kamaru Usman Responds to Colby Covington’s Faking Injury Claim

One of the longer standing rivalries in the UFC today is that of reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and former interim champion Colby Covington. Usman claims that the two welterweights …read more

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Manager: Jorge Masvidal will only fight Conor McGregor or Kamaru Usman next

First Round Management has taken the reigns in regard to their clients’ news, and it appears Jorge Masvidal has his mind made up on what his next challenge will be.
Or, …read more

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Manager: Jorge Masvidal will only fight Conor McGregor or Kamaru Usman next

First Round Management has taken the reigns in regard to their clients’ news, and it appears Jorge Masvidal has his mind made up on what his next challenge will be.
Or, …read more

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Kamaru Usman On Potential UFC Title Shot For Jorge Masvidal: ‘Slow Down’

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman says he wouldn’t mind putting his gold on the line against Jorge Masvidal, but urges people to pump the brakes. The status of the welterweight …read more

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Kamaru Usman says ‘slow down’ on Jorge Masvidal title shot talks

At UFC 239, Jorge Masvidal was taking on Ben Askren, where many thought the winner would be fighting Kamaru Usman next for the title. “Gambred” ultimately knocked “Funky” out cold …read more

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Masvidal wants McGregor: It’s an easy paycheck, I will break him

Jorge Masvidal is targeting fights with either Kamaru Usman or Conor McGregor after his win over Ben Askren. After his record-breaking win over Ben Askren this past weekend at UFC …read more

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Tyler Ray takes strength from UFC champ Kamaru Usman heading into LFA 71

After finishing out 2018 with two wins in his two fights, welterweight prospect Tyler Ray kept his momentum going when he faced Sam Garrett at LFA 64 this past April …read more

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Tyron Woodley reacts to ‘weird’ UFC Newark headliner, eyes rematch with Kamaru Usman

With the chaos that is the UFC’s welterweight division, former champion Tyron Woodley seems to have a solution.
“The Chosen One” had his over two year title reign come to an …read more

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Askren doesn’t think Masvidal will fight for UFC title next

Ben Askren, who fell to Jorge Masvidal on Saturday at UFC 239, isn’t confident that “Gamebred” is getting welterweight champ Kamaru Usman in his next bout. Ben Askren isn’t sure …read more

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Tyron Woodley Lobbies for Title Shot Against Kamaru Usman

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley continues to campaign for the next shot at current champion Kamaru Usman. Usman captured the title from Woodley when he scored a dominant …read more

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Woodley Surprised UFC Didn’t Try Booking Him vs. Covington

Tyron Woodley last competed in March at UFC 235 in a bout against Kamaru Usman which saw Woodley defeated for his welterweight championship in the co-main event of the evening. …read more

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Kamaru Usman Names Toughest Potential Opponent

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is currently out of action following hernia surgery, so the welterweight title picture remains in limbo once again, with no firm date for Usman’s return …read more

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Kamaru Usman absolutely expects 2019 return, says Robbie Lawler could be toughest challenge

LAS VEGAS – There’s a long line of top contenders waiting for their crack at welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Speaking to MMA Junkie last Friday at the UFC Hall of Fame …read more

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Colby Covington Throws Shade At Jorge Masvidal: It’s Business Time

Colby Covington was headed towards a title shot when Kamaru Usman dominated former champ Tyron Woodley in March. However, things got a bit complicated as they often do in the …read more

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Jorge Masvidal sends warning to welterweight champ Kamaru Usman following UFC 239

Jorge Masvidal is ready for a title shot following his historic UFC 239 win over Ben Askren.
Masvidal (34-13-0) put Askren’s (19-1-0) trash talking to rest the best way he knew …read more

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Ben Askren breaks down Covington vs. Lawler fight

At UFC Newark, on August 3, top welterweight Colby Covington will look to reestablish himself as the next man in line for the champion Kamaru Usman with a big win …read more

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Tyron Woodley Believes Kamaru Usman Rematch Is Trending In Right Direction

At UFC 235, Tyron Woodley lost his welterweight title to Kamaru Usman in a fight that the challenger dominated. Since the loss, Woodley said he wants to get his belt …read more

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Tyron Woodley believes Kamaru Usman rematch could happen next

Tyron Woodley believes a rematch against Kamaru Usman is in the cards for later this year.
During the MMA Awards, Woodley shared his thoughts on his next fight in the Octagon.
“It …read more

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Leon Edwards wants to dethrone UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman

Leon Edwards feels he’s on the right path to a shot at UFC gold.
On July 20, Edwards will collide with former UFC lightweight title holder Rafael dos Anjos. The welterweight …read more

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Demain Maia Says Maybe The Next Fight Will Be His Last

Demian Maia once again showed only the top welterweights can beat him. He was on a three-fight losing streak where he lost to Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington, and Kamaru Usman. …read more

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Dalcha Lungiambula: 'I'm ready to make Africa proud' in debut at UFC on ESPN 3

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – There’s no denying Africa’s presence in the UFC has become palpable. Over the past two years, breakthrough stars Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya, and Francis Ngannou have taken …read more

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Usman Surprised Covington Accepted Lawler Bout: 'Goes to Show You Who Is in Power'

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is currently sidelined until the end of the year while he recovers from double hernia surgery. …read more

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Kamaru Usman Surprised Colby Covington Accepted Robbie Lawler Bout: 'Goes to Show You Who Is in Power'

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is currently sidelined until the end of the year while he recovers from double hernia surgery. …read more

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Colby Covington explains why he accepted fight with ‘incredible’ Robbie Lawler

Colby Covington was widely expected to get the first crack at new UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, but after a series of twists and turns, he ultimately found himself booked …read more

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Latest UFC Newark Fight Card, ESPN Line Up

With reigning titleholder Kamaru Usman sidelined until November, top-ranked welterweight contender, Colby Covington, will risk his spot atop the 170-pound leaderboard in a five-round main event opposite former division champion …read more

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Manager: It’s disappointing that Covington isn’t fighting for the title next

Dan Lambert discusses UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington taking on Robbie Lawler instead of champion Kamaru Usman. Colby Covington was theoretically at the front of the line to face new …read more

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Kamaru Usman says Colby Covington ‘messed up’ title shot, Ben Askren is now next

When Kamaru Usman beat Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 to become the welterweight champion, all signs pointed to his first title defense being against Colby Covington.
Well, that likely won’t happen …read more

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