Things got predictably heated and even crossed a line when Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman were on the air to exchange words.
Covington returned to the win column following a dominant performance over Tyron Woodley in the UFC Vegas 11 headliner last night that ultimately led to a fifth-round TKO victory.
Covington And Usman Tear Into Each Other
And right after getting a congratulatory call from President Trump during his post-fight interview with ESPN, Covington was asked to send a message to the welterweight champion.
“You got so lucky last time,” Covington began as Usman appeared laughing on the broadcast. “You know what happened two days before? That was my worst night and that was your best night. Wait until the next time I see you. You’re not going to get a chance to call fake nut shots. You’re not going to get a chance to call fake eye pokes and gets 10 minutes of timeout and get a fake stoppage. You’re on borrowed time, motherf*cker. This is my time. I’m getting my belt back.”
“First go wipe your mouth, you’ve got a little something on it from the president,” Usman replied.
“You didn’t even finish Woodley. Who did you get a call from?” Covington responded. “Did you get a call from, freaking, your little tribe? Did they give you some smoke signals for you? (laughs) You’re a joke, Marty Fakenewsman!”
The two continued to go back-and-forth with Covington calling Usman’s win over him in December the worst decision in UFC history while the latter retorted by stating it wasn’t a decision and that he finished “Chaos” by breaking his face.
It continued further.
“Wait till I see you next time, wait till I see you next time, Marty Fakenewsman. You’re dead, you’re dead! We’ve got unfinished business. You better show up, I’m coming for you!”
“You said that last time, what happened?”
“Wait till this time. You know who was winning. Fake stoppage. You didn’t break nothing. The only thing you broke was your own spirit.
“Tell me right now, what happens next time?” Usman responded.
“I’m knocking your ass out,” Covington replied. “You’re going out cold, I guarantee it. Just like I wobbled you. I know you lost all those brain cells. I know you’re delusional right now. Wait next time until I see you. You better train hard. Keep doing that EPO. Keep it up. I don’t need nothing. This is raw American steel. I’ve got the President of the United States. Dragon energy. When I see you, you’re dead.”
“Game of Thrones out here, huh? Dragon Energy, huh. Alright. OK,” Usman replied laughing.
You can watch the full interaction below: