UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman says he hopes to rematch Colby Covington in the future after their title fight at UFC 245.
Kamaru Usman secured a stoppage win over Covington in the 5th round of their action packed title fight back in December 2019. This was Usman’s first title defense and the fight was not without controversy. Covington has said that referee Marc Goddard stopped the fight too early. Regardless, it was an amazing title fight between two of the best WW fighters in the world, and considering the way it ended, a case for a rematch could easily be made.
Right now, Usman has Jorge Masvidal to worry about, as the two are scheduled to meet at International Fight Week in July 2020 in Las Vegas. If Usman is able to defend his belt there, and if Covington can get a win in his next fight, the rematch might very well be in order.
Speaking to MMA Fighting, Usman said he hopes to rematch Covington, especially considering how fan-friendly the first fight between the two rivals was.
“I hope so. Because that was a fun fight. Not just myself but I think the media, the fans, everybody believed that was a fun fight,” Usman said.
Covington needs to get back into the Octagon and get back into the win column. He’s taken a well-deserved break after his loss at UFC 245, though he was hoping the UFC would be looking to do an immediate rematch. With Masvidal getting the next shot at the title, Covington is going to have to wait a little bit longer for that to materialize.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 19th February, 2020.