When Kamaru Usman dominated Tyron Woodley in UFC 235, he made history by becoming the first African-born champion in the UFC. With his first title defense likely to be against Colby Covington, perhaps one of the most polarizing figures in the sport having a penchant for disparaging other cultures and also a vocal supporter of president Donald Trump,” Usman sees this a struggle that’s more than only 1-2 lbs of gold.
“Part of this second fight symbolizes to me is your attitude a great deal of people have towards politics,” Usman said on a recent episode of their Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show (transcript via BJPenn.com). “A lot of people forget that Americans are immigrants. People are forgetting that, to where people have this attitude, ‘& We ’r e Americans, return to your nation. Proceed backagain. This is really a free nation. ’ I consistently heard that growing upward. I heard that. The more I research it’S-like, &lsquo? What? What are you really talking about’ This whole attitude.
“When you move to hotels, who are the maids working in the majority of those hotels? A great deal of these are immigrants. We take pride in that because we’re at a much better place and wish to provide to our families. ’”
That attitude, Usman states, is intrinsic to Covington at the same time. Usman asserts that Covington feels entitled certain things by the essence of that he is, but when the crate door shuts, the one thing he will be entitled to is that a beating.
“He’s entitled for, ‘I should be UFC champ, you’r e a soy boy, you can’t handle me a boy. ’ That’s his attitude, ‘You are able to ’t do this particular boy,’& & rdquo; Usman claimed. “to start with, who’s your boy friend? I’MA grown ass man. Don’t f*cking talk tome . That’s the attitude he’s.
“He’s entitled for the: & & lsquo;I should be the champion, ” I ’m American. ’ Bro, we’re all American . This struggle is more than only a guy who is talking sh*t. This fight implies much to me. So when I have the possibility to put my hands with this guy, only know that it’s the wrath of every immigrant in this country I’m going to put him on. ”
Usman already tried to lay that wrath down after. The afternoon after winning his welterweight title, Usman ran into Covington at the buffet at The Palms and also a brawl not exactly broke out, with Usman along with his manager going after Covington at the middle of the packed line. That altercation laid the ground work for their future title struggle.
Later, Covington said he didn’t press costs because of its attack due to his “didn’t want Usman deported back to Nigeria” doubling back on the sort of rhetoric that has helped him his spot in the positions and has bothered “The Nigerian Nightmare” so much. That’s okay though because Usman says which will only create his win more pleasing.
“I harbor ’t been in a struggle yet at which it was malicious, at which I was maliciously attempting to hurt someone,”” Usman claimed. “I harbor ’t already been for the reason that struggle. My thoughts is not strong. ’ Then you definitely swing five punches and then miss out and you’re dead tired. I don’t compete just like that.
“This one, ” I ’m going to compete for example myself, however there’s a little extra, ‘Oomph’ behind those elbows now. I’m going to filet see your face. This win will be just one I really enjoy. ”
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