Kamaru Usman has weighed in on the alleged incident involving his previous two opponents in Miami Beach, Fla.
Jorge Masvidal is accused of attacking Colby Covington in March outside a restaurant. This has resulted Masvidal being charged with two different offenses, including aggravating battery. Court documents state that Masvidal struck Covington with a deadly weapon that caused great bodily injury — which has now been documented as a “brain injury.”
On Saturday, the current UFC welterweight champion, and the No. 1 ranked pound for pound fighter in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings expressed his reactions to the situation.
“I was a little disappointed in that,” Usman told reporters backstage at UFC 274. I tweeted my disappointment. I was disappointed in what they did but at the end of the day, that’s how life goes. Certain things can cause certain men to react in a particular way. We saw that .”
Usman said that he’s still healing from an injury to his hand which required surgery after his victory against Covington in November’s UFC 268. “The Nigerian Nightmare” had no official timetable in mind for a return to the octagon. UFC President Dana White stated on numerous occasions that Leon Edwards is being promoted to become the next challenger to Usman. However, no announcement has been made.
The champ is well-aware of what it’s like to get verbal venom hurled in his direction by Covington, but he doesn’t believe anybody deserved what allegedly happened that night in Miami Beach.
” I don’t believe anyone could have a reason to do this,” Usman stated. “If two guys in [the media room] started fighting, there’s no justification for that. As a man, you should be able to “use your words,” as your parents would say.