All of the promotional material for Saturday night’s UFC 245 card in Las Vegas, Nevada lists Kamaru Usman as the defending welterweight champion, and Covington as Usman’s first title challenger, but “Chaos” sees things differently.
He’s adamant that the belt he won by defeating Rafael dos Anjos in 2018—an interim title—is still the welterweight division’s ultimate prize.
While Covington is adamant he’ll have the wrestling advantage in his fight with Usman, he claims he won’t lean on that advantage, and that he intends to punish his foe on the feet instead.
If a fight with Masvidal doesn’t materialize, Covington sees other options.
It all starts with Usman—the champion Covington is calling a challenger—on Saturday night.