In the 18-odd hours since Kamaru Usman won the UFC welterweight title by defeating Tyron Woodley at UFC 235, he has tried to confront Colby Covington twice already.
As he exited the cage last night in Vegas, Usman went directly towards interim champ Covington, who was sitting cageside. Security quickly got in the way and it was over before it began, but it was clear that Usman wants a piece of him.
Today, he took it a step further, as you can see in the above video from TMZ Sports.
While Covington was apparently waiting in line at a buffet inside the Palms Casino, Usman and manager Ali Abdelaziz came at him. There were people everywhere, including small children, but that didn’t stop Usman and Abdelaziz from sharing some choice words with Covington, who responded in kind.
Usman and his team tried to press towards Covington, but people got between them. Covington then walked over to the side to get closer to them, and Ali actually throws a punch at him, which comes up short. Covington repeatedly says “You’re not even a fighter!” at Abdelaziz, who yells back at him.
TMZ’s article says that more security showed up in time to keep them apart. Covington is seen on his phone at the end of the video, telling someone that Ali swung on him and he has it on video. Both men were kicked out of the casino, but police weren’t called.
UFC president Dana White said last night that Covington will get the first shot at Usman’s title, and this only adds fuel to the fire.
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