NEW YORK -- Kamaru Usman has said repeatedly that he dislikes Colby Covington more than any other opponent he has ever faced. But after their 10th round in the cage together, Usman and Covington could do nothing except embrace.
Usman beat Covington via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) in the main event of UFC 268 on Saturday night here at Madison Square Garden. With a win in their rematch, Usman retained the UFC welterweight title.
"There was a lot of trash talk, a lot of bad blood," Usman said in his postfight interview.