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Covington denies breaking jaw at UFC 245, says x-ray was a ‘bad Photoshop’

Colby Covington eats a right hand from Kamaru Usman at UFC 245. | Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Colby Covington continues to deny that …read more

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Colby Covington Claims UFC Threatened to Strip Kamaru Usman If He Didn’t Accept Rematch

According to Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman would’ve paid dearly if he hadn’t agreed to their rematch in the UFC 268 main event. …read more

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Colby Covington claims UFC threatened to strip Kamaru Usman of welterweight title

Top contender Colby Covington claims that the UFC threatened to strip his rival, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, of his 170lbs title. Covington returns to the Octagon next month when …read more

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Chaos: UFC Threatened To Strip Usman For Ducking Rematch

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Reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman had the toughest fight of his MMA career when he battled top 170-pound contender …read more

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Posted on October 19, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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Colby Covington criticizes Kamaru Usman for “knocking out lightweights” ahead of rematch at UFC 268

Colby Covington criticized UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for “knocking out lightweights” ahead of their rematch at UFC 268. Covington and Usman finally meet for the second time next month …read more

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Colby Covington: Kamaru Usman only accepted rematch because UFC threatened to strip his title

Colby Covington says Kamaru Usman had no choice but to fight him.
Welterweight champion Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) will face Covington in the main event of UFC 268 in a …read more

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Colby Covington Denies Breaking Jaw At UFC 245, Says X-Ray Photoshopped

Colby Covington is disputing reports that he suffered a broken jaw in his UFC 245 bout against Kamaru Usman in 2019.

The first fight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington shattered …read more

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Kamaru Usman could push for Canelo Alvarez boxing match next, says manager

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman could push for a Canelo Alvarez boxing match next, says his manager, Ali Abdelaziz. Usman is one of the best MMA fighters on the planet …read more

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Kamaru Usman is the greatest welterweight of all time, not Georges St-Pierre, says manager

Current UFC champion Kamaru Usman is the greatest welterweight of all time, and not Georges St-Pierre, says Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz. Usman is set to take on Colby Covington next …read more

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Ali Abdelaziz: Kamaru Usman surpassed Georges St-Pierre as greatest welterweight of all time

Ahead of his fifth title defense, Kamaru Usman is already the greatest welterweight ever in manager Ali Abdelaziz’s eyes.
Coming of back-to-back knockouts of Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal, Usman (19-1 …read more

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Jorge Masvidal vs. Leon Edwards set for UFC 269

Jorge Masvidal prior to his UFC 261 rematch with Kamaru Usman. | Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images

This welterweight grudge match will be three rounds. …read more

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Vicente Luque shares prediction for Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2

UFC welterweight contender Vicente Luque shared his prediction for the upcoming rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington at UFC 268. Usman and Covington first met back at UFC 245 …read more

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Conor: Kamaru Keeps Up Copycat Act With Canelo Callout

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Conor McGregor says Kamaru Usman is reciting lines from “The Notorious” playbook. Conor McGregor says Kamaru Usman needs to give …read more

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Conor McGregor believes Kamaru Usman is still trying to bite his style

UFC superstar Conor McGregor believes that the welterweight champion of the world, Kamaru Usman is still trying to bite his style. McGregor is currently sitting on the sidelines with a …read more

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Kamaru Usman lauds Colby Covington ahead of UFC 268: “I would put him in the top-15 welterweights of all time”

UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman lauded Colby Covington ahead of UFC 268, saying “I would put him in the top-15 welterweights of all time.” Usman takes on Covington in a …read more

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Conor McGregor Thinks Kamaru Usman Is Ripping Him Off Again

Conor McGregor believes Kamaru Usman is once again biting his style.

Earlier this year, Conor McGregor began sharing his belief that UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has been ripping him …read more

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Kamaru Usman thought Nick Diaz “did a great job” at UFC 266, suggests who he should fight next

The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman, was impressed by the performance of fan favorite Nick Diaz at UFC 266. Diaz squared off with former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at last …read more

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Kamaru Usman surprises his parents with new house in heartwarming video

Kamaru Usman had a big (actually quite big) surprise for his parents.
The UFC welterweight champion had his parents taken back when he gifted them a new house during their appearance …read more

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Masvidal slams ‘f-cking moron’ Edwards for turning down fight

Jorge Masvidal reacts following his knockout loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 261. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Jorge Masvidal wants to fight ASAP. …read more

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UFC 268 poster released, featuring Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington and Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili rematches

Kamaru Usman | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC has released its official poster for one of the biggest cards of the year.
On the poster …read more

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UFC 268: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 event poster revealed

The poster for the upcoming UFC 268: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 event next month has been officially revealed by the UFC. UFC 268 is set to take place …read more

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Vicente Luque says he’s earned title showdown with Kamaru Usman

Vicente Luque believes he deserves a title shot against Kamaru Usman. Having signed with the UFC in 2015, the Brazilian has proven himself to be one of the most exciting …read more

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Kamaru Usman moves to No. 1 in UFC pound-for-pound rankings after Jon Jones' recent arrest

Jon Jones’ latest run-in with the law appears to have cost him the top spot in the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
Jones, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, was arrested this …read more

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Kamaru Usman leapfrogs Jon Jones in the UFC men’s pound for pound rankings

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is now ranked number one in the UFC’s male pound for pound rankings. Ever since capturing the 170-pound title from Tyron Woodley in 2019, Usman …read more

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[ARCHIVES] Usman Questions If Being African Prevents UFC Push

On this day four years ago…
[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: September 26, 2017, 8:28 AM]
TUF 21 winner and streaking welterweight prospect Kamaru Usman wants answers on why he is not being pushed harder …read more

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Conor McGregor, Kamaru Usman, other UFC fighters react to Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler

Despite the abrupt ending early on in Round 3, UFC fighters showed their respect and joy while watching Diaz and Lawler fight for the second time. …read more

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Dana White: Kamaru Usman ‘without a doubt the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world right now’

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With an undefeated UFC record that includes 14 consecutive wins and four title defenses, Kamaru Usman has separated himself from …read more

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Posted on September 25, 2021, 3:16 pm By
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Dana White Responds To Nick Diaz’s Gripe About Not Fighting Usman

Fan-favorite Nick Diaz returns to action tomorrow night and Dana White illuminated that only an idiot would have paired him with the champion, Kamaru Usman.

At UFC 266 inside the T-Mobile …read more

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Dana White says only “an idiot” would book Nick Diaz vs. Kamaru Usman

UFC president Dana White says that only “an idiot” would book Nick Diaz to step in the Octagon vs. UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Diaz returns to the Octagon this …read more

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Dana White responds to Nick Diaz's desire to fight Kamaru Usman: 'An idiot would make that fight'

Dana White thinks it’s absurd for Nick Diaz to ask for UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
In a recent interview with ESPN, Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) said whoever put together …read more

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Kamaru Usman responds after Nick Diaz suggests he would “beat the sh*t” out of him

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman responded after Nick Diaz suggested that he would “beat the sh*t” out of him in a recent interview. Diaz recently sat down in an interview …read more

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Dana White Feels Usman’s Status As #1 P4P Fighter Isn’t Up For Debate

Dana White believes there is one clear pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, and his name is Kamaru Usman.

At UFC 268, Kamaru Usman will headline Madison Square Garden in a rematch …read more

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[ARCHIVES] White Says Covington Turned Down Usman & Woodley

On this day two years ago…

[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019, 8:41 PM]

UFC president Dana White claims that a showdown with Kamaru Usman wasn’t the only bout Colby Covington was offered.

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Stephen Thompson Would Love To ‘Run It Back’ With Jorge Masvidal

Stephen Thompson is looking to rematch Jorge Masvidal in his next fight.

After Masvidal was knocked out by Kamaru Usman back in April for the title, he has said he wants …read more

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Stephen Thompson Would Love To ‘Run It Back’ With Jorge Masvidal

Stephen Thompson is looking to rematch Jorge Masvidal in his next fight.

After Masvidal was knocked out by Kamaru Usman back in April for the title, he has said he wants …read more

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Edwards Passes On Masvidal, Burns Explodes

UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards, currently ranked No. 3 at 170 pounds, wants to fight for the division title and would rather wait for the winner of Kamaru Usman vs. …read more

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Rockhold: Usman and Adesanya should’ve stood by Ngannou

Francis Ngannou and Kamaru Usman wait backstage at the UFC 261 weigh-ins. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

“He got two Nigerian brothers (that are) …read more

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Luke Rockhold calls out Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman for not backing Francis Ngannou: “They should’ve just stood by him and been men”

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold called out Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman for not backing Francis Ngannou. Rockhold makes his return to the Octagon after more than two years …read more

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Adesanya, Usman Didn’t ‘Sack Up’ And Support Ngannou Vs. UFC

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Former UFC Middleweight Luke Rockhold accuses Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman of letting down Francis Ngannou. Luke Rockhold accuses Israel …read more

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Khabib Ducked Usman Because Of Limited Jiu-Jitsu Skills

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B.J. Penn knows exactly why Khabib Nurmagomedov never fought fellow UFC champion Kamaru Usman. B.J. Penn has …read more

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BJ Penn shares theory as to why Khabib Nurmagomedov would not fight Kamaru Usman

UFC legend BJ Penn shared his theory as to why former lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov would not fight welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman. Penn was once considered the greatest lightweight in …read more

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Jorge Masvidal says potential fight with Nick Diaz would ‘be a blessing’

It’s been a while since we’ve seen BMF champion, Jorge Masvidal, in the Octagon. Even though he’s coming off back-to-back losses over UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, Masvidal is still …read more

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Masvidal would ‘love’ to fight Nick Diaz if he beats Lawler

Jorge Masvidal is interviewed at the UFC 261 ceremonial weigh-ins on the eve of his welterweight title rematch against Kamaru Usman. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC
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Masvidal wants to ‘put a hurting’ on Jake and Logan Paul

Jorge Masvidal is interviewed following his KO defeat to Kamaru Usman in the UFC 261 main event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa …read more

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Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal targeting title contention again, interested in fights with Nick Diaz, the Paul brothers

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This past April, Jorge Masvidal rematched Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 261 and ended …read more

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Vicente Luque hopes his title shot comes vs. Kamaru Usman: 'That would be the perfect fight'

Vicente Luque wants to be the man who dethrones Kamaru Usman.
The UFC welterweight title contender hopes Usman is still holding the belt if he gets his long-awaited title shot. Luque …read more

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GSP Explains Wanting To Fight Khabib But Not Kamaru Usman

Georges St-Pierre has revealed why he pursued a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov but not Kamaru Usman. St-Pierre’s legacy inside the Octagon has been cemented. He is considered to be one …read more

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Ali Abdelaziz claims Kamaru Usman would KO Jake Paul in under 4 rounds

Ali Abdelaziz believes his client Kamaru Usman would knock Jake Paul out in under four rounds if they fought in a boxing match. Jake Paul moved to 4-0 as a …read more

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Ray Cooper III believes he’s best wrestler in MMA ahead of PFL 2021 Finals, ‘I would outwrestle Kamaru Usman any day of the week’

Ray Cooper III is just one win away from pocketing yet another million-dollar PFL championship. The PFL went without a season in 2020 before picking back up in 2021 where …read more

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Masvidal says he would have ‘jumped all over’ Edwards if he was Diaz

Jorge Masvidal is interviewed by Joe Rogan following his knockout loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 261. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Jorge Masvidal …read more

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UFC 268 fight card: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2, Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili 2 to headline event

Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A pair of championship rematches headline the UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden.
On Saturday’s UFC …read more

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Kevin Lee believes he poses the biggest threat to Kamaru Usman: “There’s nobody else that has my style that can take it to him”

Kevin Lee believes he is a bad matchup for the welterweight champ, Kamaru Usman. Lee is set to make his return to welterweight on the main card of UFC Vegas …read more

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Darren Till open to dropping down to welterweight to fight Kamaru Usman for the belt

Darren Till still believes he could make welterweight and is open to facing Kamaru Usman for the title. Till moved up to middleweight following his knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal …read more

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