Saturday, August 15, 2020

Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington Nearly Come to Blows the Day After UFC 235

New UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman wasted no time coming face to face with his next opponent after a brawl nearly broke with Colby Covington on Sunday in Las Vegas.

New UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman wasted no time coming face to face with his next opponent after a brawl nearly broke with Colby Covington on Sunday in Las Vegas.

The entire incident was captured on video as Usman and his entourage appear to show up at the buffet inside the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where Covington was already waiting in line.

It’s unclear what set off the altercation but it looks like somebody from Usman’s camp goes after Covington as employees try to defuse the situation with women and children standing in the same line.

There is audible screaming heard from some of the patrons when one of Usman’s friends charges at Covington as he backs away and shouts at the welterweight champion and his team.

Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz then gets into a shouting match with Covington and then takes a swing at the former interim champion.

As for Usman, he definitely had words with Covington but he actually appeared to attempt to defuse the situation while standing near his next opponent but never actually making any physical contact with him.

According to the report from TMZ, police were not called to deal with the incident but security intervened and escorted everybody out of the building.

Usman is expected to make his first title defense against Covington later this year.

Trending Articles

Video: UFC Boss Dana White Reacts To Horrifying Arm Break During Fight

UFC president Dana White had a priceless reaction to a nasty arm dislocation. On the 28th edition of Dana...

UFC 252 Weigh-in Results: Main Event Official, Two Fighters Miss

UPDATE: The UFC 252 weigh-ins are done and the main event title fight is official. Herbert Burns missed weight by 3.5 pounds....

UFC 252 Predictions: Miocic vs. Cormier

UFC 252 is upon us. The event will be held inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada tomorrow...

Marlon Vera Responds To Sean O’Malley Dyeing Hair In Colors Of Ecuadorian Flag

Marlon Vera says he is unfazed by Sean O'Malley's mind games. Vera is scheduled to share the Octagon with...

Here’s What Khabib Wants Conor McGregor To Do For UFC Rematch

Khabib Nurmagomedov has laid out a simple route for Conor McGregor to fight him again. Back in Oct. 2018,...

Latest MMA News

UFC 252 Results: Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier

UFC 252 goes down tonight (Sat. August 15, 2020) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX and we have the results....

Check Out Last-Minute Betting Odds For UFC 252

The final UFC 252 betting odds are in for as this event is quickly approaching for the Las Vegas-based promotion. 

Michael Chandler Excited At Thought Of Fighting Justin Gaethje

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler likes the idea of a showdown with Justin Gaethje. Chandler fought out of...

Here’s What Khabib Wants Conor McGregor To Do For UFC Rematch

Khabib Nurmagomedov has laid out a simple route for Conor McGregor to fight him again. Back in Oct. 2018,...

Daniel Cormier Says Retiring As UFC Champion Puts Him Alongside Michael Jordan & Peyton Manning

Daniel Cormier knows the significance of walking out on top. Cormier plans to retire from MMA competition after his...

Dana White Theorizes Why Conor McGregor Is Still On UFC Rankings

UFC president Dana White has a theory as to why Conor McGregor remains on the UFC rankings. McGregor has...

Video: UFC 252 Fighter Staredowns Including Stipe Miocic & Daniel Cormier

The pre-fight UFC 252 staredowns are in the books. Earlier today (Aug. 14), the UFC held weigh-ins for its next...

UFC 252 Predictions: Miocic vs. Cormier

UFC 252 is upon us. The event will be held inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada tomorrow...

Dana White Isn’t Buying UFC 252 Being Daniel Cormier’s Last Fight

UFC president Dana White isn't convinced that Daniel Cormier's final bout will be on Aug. 15. Cormier is set...

UFC 252 Weigh-in Results: Main Event Official, Two Fighters Miss

UPDATE: The UFC 252 weigh-ins are done and the main event title fight is official. Herbert Burns missed weight by 3.5 pounds....

Flyweight Prospect Valerie Loureda Signs New Bellator Contract

Valerie Loureda is sticking with Bellator. Bellator sent out a press release revealing that Loureda has signed a new...

Dana White Says Travel Issues Are Keeping Khamzat Chimaev From Fighting Sooner

UFC president Dana White wanted another quick turnaround for Khamzat Chimaev but it hasn't been as easy as he hoped.