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Gilbert Burns targets October or November return – preferably against Leon Edwards

Gilbert Burns has three names in mind for his next opponent, but one particular fighter stands out.
Burns (19-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) rebounded from his title-fight loss to Kamaru Usman in February …read more

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Michael Chiesa reveals offer to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 261, knew recent interest wasn’t real

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Michael Chiesa was never going to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 263.
It was never a thing, but did Chiesa …read more

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Burns Will Smash Edwards, Masvidal To Earn Usman Rematch

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Unlike Jorge Masvidal, who peddled the “full camp” excuse when selling the promotion his Kamaru Usman do-over, top welterweight contender …read more

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Posted on July 19, 2021, 4:16 pm By
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Gilbert Burns wants rematch with Kamaru Usman, will fight Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards to get there

Gilbert Burns wants a rematch with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, and says will fight Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards to get there. Burns defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 …read more

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Video: How should the UFC's top welterweights be matched up for their next fights?

The top of the UFC’s welterweight division is a tough puzzle to solve when trying to determine the best matchups going forward.
Kamaru Usman is the current king of the division, …read more

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Posted on July 16, 2021, 3:16 am By
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Ali Abdelaziz hopes Colby Covington goes ‘blind’ in Kamaru Usman rematch

Kamaru Usman hits Colby Covington with a big right hook during their welterweight title fight in the UFC 245 main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. …read more

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Colby Covington Reveals When UFC Is Targeting Usman Rematch For

UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington has provided an update on the planned date for his championship rematch against Kamaru Usman. The pair first met towards the back end of 2019. …read more

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Kamaru Usman's manager: 'Racist scumbag' Colby Covington is 'a dead man walking'

LAS VEGAS – Kamaru Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, thinks it’s only a matter of time before the UFC welterweight champion puts an emphatic end to his rivalry with Colby Covington.
Usman …read more

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Twitter reacts to Gilbert Burns' tactical win over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264

Gilbert Burns rebounded from his title-fight loss to Kamaru Usman on Saturday when he beat Stephen Thompson in the UFC 264 co-main event.
Burns (20-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) proved he’s still …read more

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Jorge Masvidal says he wants to fight the winner of Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Jorge Masvidal is looking to fight the winner of Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson. Masvidal is coming off back-to-back losses to Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title and says he’s …read more

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Stephen Thompson: I’m Not Stopping Until I Face Usman

UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson has his eyes set on a championship showdown with Kamaru Usman ahead of his next fight at UFC 264. Thompson’s comments on his ongoing title charge …read more

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Report: Masvidal eyeing fall return against Nick Diaz or Covington

Jorge Masvidal prior to his UFC 261 title fight loss to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. | Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images

Masvidal hasn’t fought since …read more

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Stephen Thompson convinced he’s the “worst matchup” for Kamaru Usman

A longtime title contender at 170lbs, Stephen Thompson is convinced he’s the “worst matchup” for UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Thompson takes on Gilbert Burns this Saturday night in the …read more

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Quote: You Cannot Say Georges St-Pierre Is The WW GOAT Over Usman

As far as Kamaru Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, is concerned, if the words “greatest welterweight of all time” are uttered, it had better be in reference to the sitting UFC …read more

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Video: Stephen Thompson: ‘I’m the worst matchup’ for UFC champion Kamaru Usman

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UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman took to Instagram recently to post a piece of fan art that displayed all of the …read more

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Posted on July 4, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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Maverick: Chiesa-Luque Winner Up Next, Not Covington

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Streaking Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Leon Edwards, undefeated since falling to Kamaru Usman back in late 2015, has …read more

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Georges St-Pierre considers Kamaru Usman the best pound-for-pound fighter right now

Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion George St-Pierre recognizes greatness when he sees it.

Widely considered the greatest welterweight champion in mixed martial arts history, St-Pierre believes current welterweight …read more

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MMA unpopular opinions, Vol. 2: 'Star Wars' vs. 'Star Trek,' Netflix vs. Amazon, Bruce Lee, and more!

Everyone has their unpopular opinions. You have yours, and so do MMA fighters and personalities.
So we asked about them.
Check out the video above to hear from Kamaru Usman, Georges St-Pierre, …read more

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GSP: Kamaru Usman Is The Pound-For-Pound Best Right Now

GSP says Kamaru Usman is the pound-for-pound king of MMA today.
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Check out the top UFC finishes of 2021 (so far) | Video

Relive some of the top finishes so far in 2021. From Rose Namajunas and Kamaru Usman’s incredible finishes at UFC 261 to Francis Ngannou knocking out Stipe Miocic at UFC …read more

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Georges St-Pierre: Kamaru Usman is the best pound-for-pound fighter right now

From one welterweight great to another, Georges St-Pierre had high praise for current UFC champion Kamaru Usman.
Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) has looked unstoppable of late and is coming off …read more

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Stephen Thompson doesn't think Colby Covington deserves UFC title shot: 'Usman was piecing him up'

Stephen Thompson doesn’t agree with the UFC’s choice for Kamaru Usman’s next title defense.
UFC president Dana White has reiterated that Colby Covington (16-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) is next in line for …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says Kamaru Usman would beat Georges St-Pierre in 2021, but 2010 was a different story

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says Kamaru Usman would beat Georges St-Pierre in 2021, but 2010 was a different story. Nurmagomedov recently sat down with UFC Russia for an …read more

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Khabib Backs Kamaru Usman To Beat 2021 GSP But Not Prime Version

Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Kamaru Usman would have the edge over Georges St-Pierre in 2021 but has a different tone about how the 2010 version of the Canadian would fare against …read more

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BKFC champ calls for boxing match with Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal walks out prior to facing Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

MMA veteran turned bare knuckle boxer Luis Palomino …read more

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Posted on June 29, 2021, 5:46 pm By
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Stephen Thompson Believes He’s A Bad Matchup For Kamaru Usman

Stephen Thompson believes he would be a bad matchup for welterweight king Kamaru Usman if they were to fight inside the octagon. #4-ranked contender Thompson looks to face fellow top-five …read more

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Diaz and Usman get into it over Covington rematch

Nate Diaz during his fight with Leon Edwards at UFC 263. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Nate Diaz mocked Kamaru Usman’s upcoming fight. The …read more

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Posted on June 23, 2021, 11:16 am By
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Kamaru Usman and Nate Diaz exchange insults on social media

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Nate Diaz had an interesting exchange on social media Tuesday with Usman telling Diaz that a fight between the two would end in murder. …read more

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Posted on June 23, 2021, 7:16 am By
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209 or 187? After Nate Diaz criticizes, Kamaru Usman fires back

If he fights the 209’s most prominent representative inside the cage, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman thinks he’ll have a “187” on his hands.
That’s what Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) …read more

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Usman Challenges Diaz: ‘If You Really Want This’

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Leon Edwards is rolling in his figurative grave as UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman sends a challenge to Nate Diaz. …read more

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Kamaru Usman responds to criticism from Nate Diaz: “I see you 209. If you really want this 187 then call your boy Hunter”

Kamaru Usman has responded to Nate Diaz after his recent criticism. Diaz took to social media on Tuesday to blast the welterweight champ for only fighting opponents he already beat …read more

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Kamaru Usman welcomes Nate Diaz fight ‘if you really want this 187’

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As the UFC’s reigning champion at 170 pounds, Kamaru Usman has his pick of challengers, and he’s not …read more

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Posted on June 23, 2021, 12:16 am By
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Nate Diaz criticizes Kamaru Usman’s fight booking

Nate Diaz isn’t a fan of Kamaru Usman and the opponents he is facing. At UFC 261, Usman rematched Jorge Masvidal not even a year after dominating him on Fight …read more

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Nate Diaz Questions UFC’s Booking Of Kamaru Usman

Nate Diaz criticizes UFC’s booking of Kamaru Usman.
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Posted on June 22, 2021, 8:46 pm By
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Stephen Thompson says he’s a “bad matchup” for Kamaru Usman

Stephen Thompson says he’s a “bad matchup” for UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman if the two ever end up fighting inside the Octagon. Thompson is the No. 4 ranked welterweight …read more

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Colby Covington scoffs at Stephen Thompson’s title aspirations: ‘The guy is a joke, he should probably just retire’

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While the welterweight title picture seems to be leading toward a rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby …read more

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Governor To Collaborate With Usman On Developing Nigerian Athletes

Already a very active UFC champion, Kamaru Usman will now potentially take an active role in producing the next generation of Nigerian athletes. Recently, Kamaru Usman went back to his …read more

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Posted on June 22, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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Jake Paul sends Father’s Day wishes to his five “sons”, including Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Kamaru Usman

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul sent Father’s Day wishes to his five “sons”, including Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, and Kamaru Usman. Sunday was Father’s Day and Paul took to his social media …read more

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Morning Report: Tyron Woodley predicts third-round knockout of Jake Paul, suggest future fight with Logan Paul

Over the past few years, Tyron Woodley has had a rough go of things inside the cage. After losing his UFC welterweight title to Kamaru Usman in 2019, Woodley has …read more

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Edwards Says It’d Be “F**ed Up” If Colby Covington Gets Title Shot

After beating Nate Diaz by unanimous decision last weekend at UFC 263, Leon Edwards believes he should be next to fight the 170lbs champ Kamaru Usman. Leon Edwards, 29, holds …read more

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Kamaru Usman sympathizes with Conor McGregor: “I can’t imagine what Conor’s going through”

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman sympathized with Conor McGregor, saying that “I can’t imagine what Conor’s going through.” Usman is the UFC welterweight champion and one of the best fighters …read more

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Leon Edwards says he will wait for title shot against winner of Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington: “I’m not fighting no one else”

Leon Edwards says he will wait for the title shot against the winner of Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington: “I’m not fighting no one else.” Edwards is coming off of …read more

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Jorge Masvidal eyes end of year return against top-five opponent, claims Leon Edwards is “not a fighter”

Jorge Masvidal is looking to return sometime in October or November against a top-five opponent. Masvidal is coming off back-to-back losses to Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title including losing …read more

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Kamaru Usman Empathizes With Conor McGregor & His “Tough Life”

Kamaru Usman is letting out his more sensitive side by empathizing with UFC megastar Conor McGregor and his “tough” life. Like any wildly successful professional MMA fighter, Kamaru Usman is …read more

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Video: Can Leon Edwards afford to wait for Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington winner?

Leon Edwards finds himself once again at a curious career decision point after beating Nate Diaz at UFC 263.
Edwards (19-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC), the British UFC welterweight contender, is unbeaten …read more

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Colby Covington sends shots at Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman

No. 1 ranked welterweight contender Colby Covington gave his thoughts on the aftermath of UFC 263 and the implications it has on the welterweight division. 

‘Chaos’ discussed the welterweight bout between …read more

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Colby Covington: Kamaru Usman hopes ‘alien invasion happens’ to avoid title rematch

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Colby Covington said his side of a deal to rematch current undisputed champ Kamaru Usman is done.
It’s a deal Covington …read more

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Leon Edwards Blasts Kamaru Usman For Saying He Doesn’t Deserve Title Shot

Leon Edwards has fired back at Kamaru Usman after the champ said he doesn’t deserve a title shot. At UFC 263, Edwards dominated Nate Diaz for a five-round decision win. …read more

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Video: UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman gets raucous hometown reaction in return to Nigeria

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Kamaru Usman returned to Nigeria and received quite the memorable homecoming.
The UFC welterweight champion made his way back home for …read more

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White Remains Firm On Covington, Not Edwards, Being Next For Usman

UFC President Dana White has not at all changed his tone regarding the next title challenger for UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. At UFC 263, Leon Edwards earned his ninth …read more

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Colby Covington remains No. 1 contender over Leon Edwards after UFC 263, White says

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Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington will get the next shot at undisputed welterweight titleholder Kamaru Usman.
That’s according to …read more

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Leon Edwards reacts after Dana White reaffirms that Colby Covington is next for UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman

Leon Edwards reacted after UFC president Dana White reaffirmed that Colby Covington is next in line for UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. Edwards defeated Nate Diaz via unanimous decision in …read more

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Leon Edwards expects to win at UFC 263 and jump over Colby Covington into title fight against Kamaru Usman

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Leon Edwards has heard UFC president Dana White touting Colby Covington as the No. 1 contender …read more

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Edwards Will Smoke Diaz, Wait For Title Shot

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UFC President Dana White plans to give Colby Covington the next crack at reigning 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman, despite …read more

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Leon Edwards sounds off on Covington vs Usman 2: “I don’t know how Dana’s justifying giving Colby the title shot next”

UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has questioned the logic of Colby Covington getting the next shot at Kamaru Usman. Ever since losing to Usman back in December 2015, Edwards has …read more

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Israel Adesanya says Kamaru Usman “inspired” him to beat Marvin Vettori again, plans to “shut him down”

Israel Adesanya admits he wasn’t too interested in fighting Marvin Vettori again. Adesanya and Vettori fought back in 2018 with Adesanya winning a split decision win. Since then, Vettori claimed …read more

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White: Diaz Earns Title Shot By Beating Edwards

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The only thing standing between Nate Diaz vs. Kamaru Usman (or Colby Covington) is a victory over No. 3-ranked …read more

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Leon Edwards believes Kamaru Usman has “fallen in love with his hands” which will be his downfall

Leon Edwards knows Kamaru Usman is a great fighter but thinks his newfound love for striking will be his downfall. Usman worked his way up the welterweight division with his …read more

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Covington Says Contract Signed For Title Shot With Or Without Usman

Colby Covington says Dana White has assured him of the next welterweight title shot and claims he’s already signed the contract. “Chaos” says with or without Kamaru Usman, he’ll be …read more

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UFC Real or Not: Keep an eye on TUF's Mitch Raposo; Nate Diaz may be on verge of title shot

Raposo’s only 22, but he was the show’s No. 1 pick, and the Nate Diaz-Leon Edwards winner may face Kamaru Usman next. …read more

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Colby Covington Argues Why Usman Isn’t The #1 P4P Fighter

Frustration has come to a boil as Colby Covington awaits his title rematch, and in the meantime, he took some verbal jabs at UFC champ Kamaru Usman. Kamaru Usman scored …read more

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Video: Usman appears on Hot Ones

Kamaru Usman at the UFC 258 Media Day. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC welterweight king Kamaru Usman took on a flight of …read more

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Kevin Lee says fight with Kamaru Usman “needs to be made eventually”

Kevin Lee says that a fight with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman “needs to be made eventually” now that he’s fighting at 170lbs. Lee will return to the UFC’s welterweight …read more

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Watch UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman take the ‘Hot Ones’ challenge (Video)

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is the latest celebrity to take on the famous Hot Ones YouTube challenge. Over the course of the last few months, Usman has seen his …read more

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Kevin Lee Says Fight Against Usman Needs To Be Made Someday

After his loss to Charles Oliveira, Kevin Lee was inspired by Kamaru Usman’s UFC 262 performance and says that is one of the reasons he’s moving up in weight. Lee …read more

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Covington Says UFC Will Have To Force Usman’s Hand To Rematch Him

Colby Covington refuses to accept anything less than a title shot against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for his next fight, and he believes Usman’s disinterest in the rematch is …read more

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Colby Covington: 'CEO of EPO' Kamaru Usman 'tainting his legacy' by avoiding rematch

MIAMI – Colby Covington is admittedly frustrated waiting for a rematch with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman to materialize.
Covington (16-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) lost by fifth-round TKO to Usman (19-1 …read more

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Kevin Lee on how UFC champ Kamaru Usman inspired move up to welterweight

Kevin Lee has never been one to shy away from a challenge, and now he’s targeting another great.
Lee (18-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC) will return to 170 pounds when he takes …read more

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