Colby Covington says he deserves trilogy bout with “cheater” Kamaru Usman if Max Holloway fights Alexander Volkanovksi for the third time


Colby Covington believes he is deserving of a trilogy bout with Kamaru Usman regardless of going 0-2 towards ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ to this point.

At UFC 268, Colby Covington got here up brief towards Kamaru Usman for the second time, shedding through unanimous determination. The battle was comparatively shut, with ‘Chaos’ changing into more and more aggressive as the bout went on.

In a latest interview with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Colby Covington identified that if the UFC allowed Max Holloway a trilogy bout towards UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski regardless of ‘Blessed’ being on the shedding finish of the pair’s first two fights, then he ought to obtain the similar therapy.

“The guy’s a cheater man. He’s a coward. Hopefully I get to fight him for a trilogy. I really, truly, deserve that, I deserve a trilogy. If you’re gonna give Max Holloway a trilogy when he lost two fights, you can’t base it on losing two fights. Both fights were close, Mike. The first fight I won multiple rounds, it was very close. It was obviously an early stoppage. I’m a warrior, man, I go out on my shield. You can’t just knock me down and that’s the fight. No. You gotta put me unconscious which no man alive can do.”

You can try MMA Fighting’s full interview with Colby Covington beneath:

Why may the UFC give Max Holloway a trilogy battle and never Colby Covington?

Whilst each of Colby Covington’s fights with Kamaru Usman have been very aggressive and shut, he decisively misplaced each essential occasion contests.

While most agree that Max Holloway misplaced his first battle with Alexander Volkanovski, the rematch is the topic of a lot debate. Many consider ‘Blessed’ did sufficient to regain the belt on the scorecards.

Holloway has additionally been very lively since the second loss to Volkanovksi, having defeated two top-five opponents in Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez.

If Colby Covington is ready to put collectively some wins over elite-level opposition similar to Jorge Masvidal, Vicente Luque or Gilbert Burns, he might properly re-enter the trilogy dialogue.

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