The way Ali Abdelaziz sees it, Colby Covington will get his chance to fight UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman eventually. But as Usman’s manager explained on a recent edition of MMA Junkie Radio, when the fight goes down, it’ll happen on the champion’s terms – not Covington’s.
Abdelaziz then went on to describe in colorful terms his belief that, when that when the cage door locks and it’s just Usman, Covington, and a referee in there, what plays out will be far more one-sided than Usman’s UFC 235 title-claiming victory over Tyron Woodley.
“Wait ’til you see what he’s going to do to Colby,” Abdelaziz said. “You think (the win over Woodley was) impressive? I think it’s going to be so much more impressive when he’s going to beat Colby. It’s going to be so much worse for Colby because stylistically, he’s the worst matchup for Colby. And he’s smart to avoid him for a long time. You think he knows what Usman is going to do to him? I can’t wait, but it’s all good.”
Covington was officially stripped of his interim welterweight title when Woodley defeated Darren Till at UFC 228. Covington then created a scene all throughout UFC 235 fight week in Las Vegas after Usman got the nod ahead of him, including a near-altercation at the Palms Casino in the hours after the bout.
But Abdelaziz sees this as Covington creating his own problems and believes it’s not Usman’s responsibility to bail him out.
“There’s a reason why Usman got offered the (Woodley) fight over him because Dana (White) offered to fight Usman for an interim title to save the fight in Anaheim,” Abdelaziz said. “But, listen, Colby is in the construction business. He digs the hole he cannot fill, he digs the well he’s going to drown in, and it’s all right. Let him all talk, let him promote.”
When asked how the fight will unfold, Abdelaziz laid out how he believes Usman will punish Covington.
“Suffer,” Abdelaziz said. “Drink his own blood, swallow his own tongue, dig his own grave. That’s what’s going to happen.”
In the meantime, Usman is still recovering from hernia surgery, and there isn’t a set timetable for his return. In case it isn’t clear yet, Abdelaziz reiterated that Covington’s timetable won’t be a factor in how Usman determines his return.
“It’s going to happen when Usman is ready to make it happen. Colby wants it, no problem,” Abdelaziz said. “He’s got to sit and relax.”
To hear more from Abdelaziz, check out the video above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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