Kamaru Usman Unfazed by Dana White’s Comments That Covington Will Fight Woodley Next

One might think Kamaru
Usman
would have an issue after hearing
Ultimate Fighting Championship
President Dana White announce
that outspoken former interim champion Colby
Covington
would be next to challenge for Tyron
Woodley
’s welterweight belt, but he professes not to be
bothered by the news.

The undefeated Nigerian-American contender was officially asked by
the UFC to be a standby opponent for last weekend’s main event at
UFC 228 between Woodley and Darren Till
due to concerns Till would not make weight. Despite those issues,
Till weighed in at 169 pounds and Usman — who cut weight as well
in preparation — was not required on the night.

The UFC welterweight division is not short on contenders to
Woodley’s throne and Usman said despite White’s comments that
“Chaos” would get the next shot, anything can change in this sport
(via MMAJunkie.com): “I’m not
dwelling solely on what Dana said yesterday, because tomorrow Dana
could change his mind,” Usman said. “I truly want to put my hands
through (Covington’s) face. That’s a guy that the world will be
watching as well.”

The 31 year-old Usman is coming off a dominant unanimous decision
victory over Demian Maia
in May and there are strong rumors that Usman will fight Rafael dos
Anjos
at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale with the victor taking
on the winner of Woodley vs. Covington.



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