Kamaru Usman looked like a world-beater in the UFC 235 co-main event, thumping long-time champion Tyron Woodley for five, lopsided rounds, and capturing the UFC welterweight belt as a result.
While Kamaru Usman is now the UFC welterweight champion, his work in the division is far from over. He can now look forward to battles with a host of dangerous contenders — most notably with former interim welterweight champ Colby Covington.
Covington, of course, was in Las Vegas for the UFC 235 festivities, and cage-side for Usman and Woodley’s title fight.
Just as he had been all week, the former interim champion was causing all kinds of chaos from his vantage point in the crowd, heckling both fighters and allegedly having some kind of argument with Woodley’s mother.
Shortly after the fight was ended, a fired up Kamaru Usman approached his rival — and the pair promptly had to be separated. See it above:
Needless to say, there is plenty of heat sizzling between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington at present. The good news is that UFC President Dana White says they will be matched up against each other next.
“There was a lot of ruckus going on over there in [Covington’s] area,” White said at the UFC 235 post-fight press conference (transcript via MMA Fighting). “He almost got into it with mama Woodley at one point and everything else. That was like the third time I’d gone over to him that night.
“So I just told him, ‘Listen, you’re going to get this title shot. Don’t f*ck this up. Just relax. You and all your guys relax. If anything goes down, let our people handle it, and we’re going to take you in the back in a little while here and do some interviews.’ That’s all I said to him.”
Who do you think will come out on top when the cage door closes on Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/3/2019.