Colby Covington says he deserves trilogy match with “cheater” Kamaru Usman if Max Holloway fights Alexander Volkanovksi for the third time

Colby Covington considers that he is worth a trilogy match with Kamaru usman despite having gone 0-2 against ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ so far.

At UFC 268, Colby Covington fell short of Kamaru Usman for the second time and lost by unanimous decision. The match was relatively close, with “Chaos” becoming increasingly competitive as the match continued.

In a recent interview with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Colby Covington pointed out that if UFC let Max Holloway play a trilogy match against UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski even though “Blessed” was on the losing side of the pair’s first two matches, then he should get the same treatment.

“The guy is a cheater. He’s a coward. Hopefully I can fight him for a trilogy. I really deserve it, I deserve a trilogy. If you’re going to give Max Holloway a trilogy when he lost two games, you can not base it. on losing two games.Both matches were close, Mike.The first match I won several rounds, it was very close.It was obviously an early break.I am a warrior, man, I go out on my shield.You can not just beat me down and that’s the fight. No. You have to make me unconscious which no living person can do. “

You can check out the full MMA Fighting interview with Colby Covington below:

Why can the UFC give Max Holloway a trilogy fight and not Colby Covington?

Although both Colby Covington’s matches with Kamaru Usman were very competitive and close, he decisively lost both major competitions.

While most agree that Max Holloway lost his first fight with Alexander Volkanovski, the revenge is the subject of much debate. Many believe that “Blessed” did enough to regain the belt on the scorecards.

Holloway has also been very active since the second loss to Volkanovksi, after defeating two top-five opponents in Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez.

If Colby Covington manages to put together some wins over elite-level opposition like Jorge Masvidal, Vicente Luque or Gilbert Burns, he may well enter the trilogy discussion again.


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