RIO DE JANEIRO – UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman hoped to fight three times this year. He still might. Then again, rehab from surgery is eating up time, and there are “some moving pieces that need to be put together” before a fight with former interim UFC welterweight champ champ Colby Covington , Usman (15-1 MMA, 10-0 UFC) told reporters at UFC 237 this past Saturday. Just last month, Usman told Covington (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) he’d have to beg to get a title fight. If that’s the qualification, we all might be waiting a while. The champ, for one, isn’t in a rush.
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