The UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman is set to have a rematch with Colby Covington after a couple of years. Usman was recently honored by USADA for successfully completing 50 clean drug tests. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ was presented with a commemorative jacket by UFC Senior VP of Athlete Health and Performance, Jeff Novitzky. He noted that Kamaru Usman’s achievement is different than other fighters who have reached the milestone. UFC Fighter Badly Injures Halle Berry
“He is the first athlete to reach fifty successful, blemish-free tests competing his entire UFC career under the program,” Jeff Novitzky said.
Kamaru Usman was awarded a jacket from USADA tonight for 50 clean tests.
He is the first athlete to achieve 50 clean tests who started competing in the UFC after the anti-doping program was already implemented. pic.twitter.com/XGjKlGdixZ
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) November 5, 2021
However, his bitter rival Colby Covington is not convinced of Kamaru Usman’s feat.
Colby Covington opens up Kamaru Usman’s achievement
In an interview with BT Sport shortly afterwards, ‘Chaos’ compared the UFC welterweight champion’s clean USADA record with that of Barry Bonds, a former MLB player who became a central figure in American baseball’s steroids scandal.
Covington then accused Usman of cheating the system with the help of his brother, who is a doctor:
“My immediate reaction is that he is ahead of the curve. He has a brother for a doctor, and they’re able to mask the drugs in his system. Everybody knows Barry Bonds was doing steroids his whole career, but he never got caught because he was ahead of the curve. It is the same thing for Marty,” Colby Covington said.
“You can look on his stomach and see all the injection marks, you can see all the acne breaking out on his back, breaking out on his face. You can’t tell me you have a chemical imbalance on your body when you’re 35-years old. He is a cheater, he is the ‘Marty Juiceman’, and he is the CEO of EPO.”