Kamaru Usman actually desires to struggle Colby Covington – that a lot is for certain. However is “The Nigerian Nightmare” touring the globe to trace his fellow contender down?
It appears that evidently manner, a minimum of.
In a brief video despatched to MMAjunkie, Usman claims to be on the hunt for his welterweight rival.
“Maintain on – ya’ll should assume it’s a recreation,” Usman says within the video. “What? I’m out right here. I simply touched down. I simply touched down in a unique nation, and guess who I’m on the lookout for? I’m on the lookout for you, Colby.”
Earlier as we speak, Usman (13-1 MMA, 9-Zero UFC) additionally took to Twitter to counsel Covington (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) was avoiding UFC officers’ makes an attempt to contact him.
It’s a sentiment he echoed within the video, citing UFC officers Hunter Campbell, Mick Maynard, Sean Shelby and Dana White.
“Hunter, Mick, Sean, Dana – all people blowing your cellphone up,” Usman continued. “You ain’t answering. The place you go? You talked all that massive (expletive). Effectively guess what? I’m in your face now. I’m in your ass. It’s time to struggle now. You possibly can’t run no extra.”
Usman’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, advised MMAjunkie that Usman is at present in Mexico, on a mission to find his fellow welterweight contender. Extremely detailed forensic examination of the footage (or a minimum of me watching it twice and wishing Usman would have shot the footage horizontally and perhaps checked the colour settings slightly nearer) failed to verify Abdelaziz’s declare.
Covington additionally didn’t reply to an MMAjunkie textual content previous to publication.
So is Usman enjoying bounty hunter and monitoring down Covington in hopes of reserving a matchup at UFC 233? Maybe. Did Usman perhaps have already got a trip deliberate after his newest win, and he’s merely taking a chance to make a advertising pitch? That’s attainable, too.
No matter is happening, Usman insists he’s not letting Covington off the hook.
“I’m tenting out till I discover you,” Usman stated.
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