The former UFC Double Champion Conor McGregor recently talked about Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington’s rematch from UFC 268. McGregor stated that Covington “lumped ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ up nice” in the fight.
The first fight between Covington and Usman saw the former interim UFC 170-lb champion challenge Usman for the undisputed UFC welterweight title. It was Usman who emerged victorious winning via fifth-round TKO in the back-and-forth matchup.
The bitter rivals finally faced off in their UFC welterweight title rematch at UFC 268. Kamaru Usman scored a pair of knockdowns in round two of the event. Usman came close to finishing his challenger in that round, but the rest of the fight was a close affair.
Conor McGregor shares honest opinion on the bout
McGregor also suggested that Colby Covington finished the bout on higher note than Usman and would’ve won on the judges’ scorecards if he hadn’t been knocked down in the second round. ‘Notorious’ further indicated he’s confident about beating Kamaru Usman. Addressing a possible fight against the reigning UFC welterweight champion, McGregor tweeted:
“Thought Colby lumped him up nice last fight. Finished stronger. Without that 2nd round knockdown it’s Colby’s fight imo. If even still. I see many holes. As well as a suspect dome. I fancy it greatly for the treble.”
Thought Colby lumped him up nice last fight. Finished stronger. Without that 2nd round knockdown it’s Colby’s fight imo. If even still. I see many holes. As well as a suspect dome.
I fancy it greatly for the treble. https://t.co/o4RPXvTWS6
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 27, 2021