It seems that way, at least.
In a short video sent to MMAjunkie, Usman claims to be on the hunt for his welterweight rival.
“Hold on – ya’ll must think it’s a game,” Usman says in the video. “What? I’m out here. I just touched down. I just touched down in a different country, and guess who I’m looking for? I’m looking for you, Colby.”
Earlier today, Usman (13-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) also took to Twitter to suggest Covington (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) was avoiding UFC officials’ attempts to contact him.
It’s a sentiment he echoed in the video, citing UFC officials Hunter Campbell, Mick Maynard, Sean Shelby and Dana White.
“Hunter, Mick, Sean, Dana – everybody blowing your phone up,” Usman continued. “You ain’t answering. Where you go? You talked all that big (expletive). Well guess what? I’m in your face now. I’m on your ass. It’s time to fight now. You can’t run no more.”
Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told MMAjunkie that Usman is currently in Mexico, on a mission to locate his fellow welterweight contender. Highly detailed forensic examination of the footage (or at least me watching it twice and wishing Usman would have shot the footage horizontally and maybe checked the color settings a little closer) failed to confirm Abdelaziz’s claim.
Covington also did not respond to an MMAjunkie text prior to publication.
So is Usman playing bounty hunter and tracking down Covington in hopes of booking a matchup at UFC 233? Perhaps. Did Usman maybe already have a vacation planned after his latest win, and he’s simply taking an opportunity to make a marketing pitch? That’s possible, too.
Whatever is going on, Usman insists he’s not letting Covington off the hook.
“I’m camping out until I find you,” Usman said.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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