Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has reacted following information that Gilbert Burns will not be combating Kamaru Usman at UFC 251.

Earlier this night information broke that Burns (19-Three MMA) had contracted the Coronavirus and was thus ineligible to compete in subsequent weekend’s pay-per-view headliner in opposition to Usman (16-1 MMA) as scheduled.

Shortly after the disappointing announcement was made, Colby Covington took to Twitter the place he shared the next message for Kamaru Usman.

“You recognize who they’re gonna name Marty and it ain’t the Ghostbusters Junior!”

Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman squared off this previous December at UFC 245 and produced one of many best contests in welterweight historical past.

After a backwards and forwards opening 4 rounds of motion, the scorecards seemed to be tied heading into the fifth and closing spherical. Within the closing 5 minutes Usman was capable of finding the additional gear he wanted, and wound up scoring a TKO victory ‘Chaos’.

Covington was not proud of the referee stoppage at UFC 245 and has been calling for a rematch with Usman ever since.

Colby Covington has not competed since his powerful loss to the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ however seems prepared and prepared to step in on brief discover for Gilbert Burns.

Along with Covington, BMF Title holder Jorge Masvidal additionally not too long ago took to social media the place he expressed his curiosity in stepping up at UFC 251.

As of this time the Final Preventing Championship has not revealed if a short-notice substitute can be wanted for Gilbert Burns.


Nevertheless, with each Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal expressing curiosity in stepping up on short-notice to face Usman, the promotion does have choices accessible.

Who would you like to see step in and combat Kamaru Usman at UFC 251, Covington or Masvidal? Share your ideas within the feedback part PENN Nation!

This text first appeared on on July 3, 2020