Kamaru Usman On Colby Covington: ‘I Truly Want To Put My Hands Through His Face’
Kamaru Usman isn’t a big fan of Colby Covington and at UFC 228 he made it perfectly clear that things between the two of them are now personal.
Usman was in attendance in Dallas, Texas this past weekend to watch UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defeat Darren Till via submission in the second round of the main event. Just 24-hours prior to the fight, Usman had made weight at 169-pounds at the official weigh-ins and had fulfilled his duties of being on-hand to fill in as a last minute replacement should either of Woodley or Till not have been able to hit the mark.
Despite his disappointment of not being involved in the action last Saturday, Usman spoke backstage to the press and heaped praise on Till and Woodley stating he “wished ill on neither man” and that he respected both of them for being professional and making the fight happen.
One who didn’t escape Usman’s wrath though was Covington. Usman made it perfectly clear that he doesn’t respect the former interim UFC welterweight title holder and that if they were ever to fight, he’d want to inflict some serious damage.
“That’s more than business,” Usman said. “That’s good business after I personally beat his ass. That one’s a little added bonus. There’s not one guy in the UFC that I can say that I have negative feelings towards except Colby Covington. I truly want to put my hands through his face.
“That’s a guy that the world would be watching as well. There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t get a message, whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter saying ‘man I can’t wait for you to kill Colby Covington.'”
Watch the full interview with Usman below: