Usman vs Covington Live

Usman vs Covington Live: Usman vs Covington is the top of the bill for one of the biggest cards of the year. Usman will defend his UFC welterweight title for the first time against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena. Below is all the information you need to catch Usman vs Covington Live event on Saturday night.

UFC 245 Live

UFC 245’s welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington has taken on a narrative that is bigger than two fighters competing for supremacy at 170 pounds. With Covington’s divisive, Donald Trump-supporting character being at odds with Usman, there has been a political spin added to the fight.

It’s a narrative that Usman, despite not being fond of Covington’s tactics, welcomes to his fight on Saturday night.

“I’m actually glad that he’s done that because there are a lot of things in this time that we live in that need to be brought to the forefront,” said Usman, who is a child of Nigerian immigrants. Although he’s admittedly “not a political person,” Usman understands that the fight is bigger than how he feels about Covington and is a representation of warring political ideologies duking it out inside of the Octagon.

Unfortunately, the air was let out of the hype balloon when a recent ESPN article revealed that Covington only created the character out of necessity in order to remain on the UFC roster. Although it has paid off in dividends for Covington as he’s become an attraction, the fact that Covington is only playing a role has been a letdown for Usman.

“He’s a studio gangster,” Usman told Sporting News. “I just can’t believe he admitted it.”

Usman reflected upon a time when he interacted with Covington at an airport not too long ago. He said that Covington was far from the confrontational man that stands before the UFC now. Instead, he was friendly and welcoming.

“He was so nice that he made me feel like a jerk,” Usman said with a laugh. “But then three weeks later he started running his mouth online again. That’s when I knew that it was a con. I just don’t really care for him and can’t wait to humble him.”

The build to the Dec. 14 clash has generated interest beyond hardcore MMA fans due to the political tensions in the United States manifesting inside of an eight-sided cage. And while Usman and Covington are proficient wrestlers who have applied their craft well during their respective UFC tenures, there’s nothing more that Usman wants than to knock his MAGA hat-wearing opponent out cold.

“I’ll give respect where respect is due, he can fight and I’m not a hater,” Usman said. “But once you step into that cage with this African lion, things change. The key to this fight is that I’m able to adapt to anything. If it comes down to striking, he doesn’t want that.”

Ultimately, Usman believes that Covington is now in too deep with the character he created and looking for a way out so he doesn’t lose fans in the event he comes up short against the champion at UFC 245.

“He absolutely does not believe in his own gimmick, which is why he has come out and told everybody that this isn’t the real him,” Usman said. “He’s looking for an exit so he can say, ‘Hey, don’t hate me when I get killed on Saturday because I was just putting on an act.’ If you are about that life, you have to stay about that life. That’s not him.”

When it’s all said and done, Usman is more than willing to shake the hand of his opponent out of respect because he sees through Covington’s gimmick. But he isn’t sure that his opponent will do the same should he manage to pull off what Usman says is “unthinkable.”

“If he loses, of course, he’ll have to shake my hand because he will be humbled,” Usman said. “When he eventually wakes up, he’ll have to. But if he wins, which I doubt, he won’t because it is a path for him to continue with the gimmick. But it’s my job to humble him and end this gimmick.”

Usman vs Covington

Usman vs Covington: Usman vs Covington is the top of the bill for one of the biggest cards of the year. Usman will defend his UFC welterweight title for the first time against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena. Below is all the information you need to catch Usman vs Covington event on Saturday night.

UFC 245 Live

UFC 245’s welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington has taken on a narrative that is bigger than two fighters competing for supremacy at 170 pounds. With Covington’s divisive, Donald Trump-supporting character being at odds with Usman, there has been a political spin added to the fight.

It’s a narrative that Usman, despite not being fond of Covington’s tactics, welcomes to his fight on Saturday night.

“I’m actually glad that he’s done that because there are a lot of things in this time that we live in that need to be brought to the forefront,” said Usman, who is a child of Nigerian immigrants. Although he’s admittedly “not a political person,” Usman understands that the fight is bigger than how he feels about Covington and is a representation of warring political ideologies duking it out inside of the Octagon.

Unfortunately, the air was let out of the hype balloon when a recent ESPN article revealed that Covington only created the character out of necessity in order to remain on the UFC roster. Although it has paid off in dividends for Covington as he’s become an attraction, the fact that Covington is only playing a role has been a letdown for Usman.

“He’s a studio gangster,” Usman told Sporting News. “I just can’t believe he admitted it.”

Usman reflected upon a time when he interacted with Covington at an airport not too long ago. He said that Covington was far from the confrontational man that stands before the UFC now. Instead, he was friendly and welcoming.

“He was so nice that he made me feel like a jerk,” Usman said with a laugh. “But then three weeks later he started running his mouth online again. That’s when I knew that it was a con. I just don’t really care for him and can’t wait to humble him.”

The build to the Dec. 14 clash has generated interest beyond hardcore MMA fans due to the political tensions in the United States manifesting inside of an eight-sided cage. And while Usman and Covington are proficient wrestlers who have applied their craft well during their respective UFC tenures, there’s nothing more that Usman wants than to knock his MAGA hat-wearing opponent out cold.

“I’ll give respect where respect is due, he can fight and I’m not a hater,” Usman said. “But once you step into that cage with this African lion, things change. The key to this fight is that I’m able to adapt to anything. If it comes down to striking, he doesn’t want that.”

Ultimately, Usman believes that Covington is now in too deep with the character he created and looking for a way out so he doesn’t lose fans in the event he comes up short against the champion at UFC 245.

“He absolutely does not believe in his own gimmick, which is why he has come out and told everybody that this isn’t the real him,” Usman said. “He’s looking for an exit so he can say, ‘Hey, don’t hate me when I get killed on Saturday because I was just putting on an act.’ If you are about that life, you have to stay about that life. That’s not him.”

When it’s all said and done, Usman is more than willing to shake the hand of his opponent out of respect because he sees through Covington’s gimmick. But he isn’t sure that his opponent will do the same should he manage to pull off what Usman says is “unthinkable.”

“If he loses, of course, he’ll have to shake my hand because he will be humbled,” Usman said. “When he eventually wakes up, he’ll have to. But if he wins, which I doubt, he won’t because it is a path for him to continue with the gimmick. But it’s my job to humble him and end this gimmick.”

Covington vs Usman Live

Covington vs Usman Live: Covington vs Usman is the top of the bill for one of the biggest cards of the year. Usman will defend his UFC welterweight title for the first time against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena. Below is all the information you need to catch Covington vs Usman Live event on Saturday night.

UFC 245 Live

UFC 245’s welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington has taken on a narrative that is bigger than two fighters competing for supremacy at 170 pounds. With Covington’s divisive, Donald Trump-supporting character being at odds with Usman, there has been a political spin added to the fight.

It’s a narrative that Usman, despite not being fond of Covington’s tactics, welcomes to his fight on Saturday night.

“I’m actually glad that he’s done that because there are a lot of things in this time that we live in that need to be brought to the forefront,” said Usman, who is a child of Nigerian immigrants. Although he’s admittedly “not a political person,” Usman understands that the fight is bigger than how he feels about Covington and is a representation of warring political ideologies duking it out inside of the Octagon.

Unfortunately, the air was let out of the hype balloon when a recent ESPN article revealed that Covington only created the character out of necessity in order to remain on the UFC roster. Although it has paid off in dividends for Covington as he’s become an attraction, the fact that Covington is only playing a role has been a letdown for Usman.

“He’s a studio gangster,” Usman told Sporting News. “I just can’t believe he admitted it.”

Usman reflected upon a time when he interacted with Covington at an airport not too long ago. He said that Covington was far from the confrontational man that stands before the UFC now. Instead, he was friendly and welcoming.

“He was so nice that he made me feel like a jerk,” Usman said with a laugh. “But then three weeks later he started running his mouth online again. That’s when I knew that it was a con. I just don’t really care for him and can’t wait to humble him.”

The build to the Dec. 14 clash has generated interest beyond hardcore MMA fans due to the political tensions in the United States manifesting inside of an eight-sided cage. And while Usman and Covington are proficient wrestlers who have applied their craft well during their respective UFC tenures, there’s nothing more that Usman wants than to knock his MAGA hat-wearing opponent out cold.

“I’ll give respect where respect is due, he can fight and I’m not a hater,” Usman said. “But once you step into that cage with this African lion, things change. The key to this fight is that I’m able to adapt to anything. If it comes down to striking, he doesn’t want that.”

Ultimately, Usman believes that Covington is now in too deep with the character he created and looking for a way out so he doesn’t lose fans in the event he comes up short against the champion at UFC 245.

“He absolutely does not believe in his own gimmick, which is why he has come out and told everybody that this isn’t the real him,” Usman said. “He’s looking for an exit so he can say, ‘Hey, don’t hate me when I get killed on Saturday because I was just putting on an act.’ If you are about that life, you have to stay about that life. That’s not him.”

When it’s all said and done, Usman is more than willing to shake the hand of his opponent out of respect because he sees through Covington’s gimmick. But he isn’t sure that his opponent will do the same should he manage to pull off what Usman says is “unthinkable.”

“If he loses, of course, he’ll have to shake my hand because he will be humbled,” Usman said. “When he eventually wakes up, he’ll have to. But if he wins, which I doubt, he won’t because it is a path for him to continue with the gimmick. But it’s my job to humble him and end this gimmick.”

Covington vs Usman

Covington vs Usman: Covington vs Usman is the top of the bill for one of the biggest cards of the year. Usman will defend his UFC welterweight title for the first time against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena. Below is all the information you need to catch Covington vs Usman event on Saturday night.

UFC 245 Live

UFC 245’s welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington has taken on a narrative that is bigger than two fighters competing for supremacy at 170 pounds. With Covington’s divisive, Donald Trump-supporting character being at odds with Usman, there has been a political spin added to the fight.

It’s a narrative that Usman, despite not being fond of Covington’s tactics, welcomes to his fight on Saturday night.

“I’m actually glad that he’s done that because there are a lot of things in this time that we live in that need to be brought to the forefront,” said Usman, who is a child of Nigerian immigrants. Although he’s admittedly “not a political person,” Usman understands that the fight is bigger than how he feels about Covington and is a representation of warring political ideologies duking it out inside of the Octagon.

Unfortunately, the air was let out of the hype balloon when a recent ESPN article revealed that Covington only created the character out of necessity in order to remain on the UFC roster. Although it has paid off in dividends for Covington as he’s become an attraction, the fact that Covington is only playing a role has been a letdown for Usman.

“He’s a studio gangster,” Usman told Sporting News. “I just can’t believe he admitted it.”

Usman reflected upon a time when he interacted with Covington at an airport not too long ago. He said that Covington was far from the confrontational man that stands before the UFC now. Instead, he was friendly and welcoming.

“He was so nice that he made me feel like a jerk,” Usman said with a laugh. “But then three weeks later he started running his mouth online again. That’s when I knew that it was a con. I just don’t really care for him and can’t wait to humble him.”

The build to the Dec. 14 clash has generated interest beyond hardcore MMA fans due to the political tensions in the United States manifesting inside of an eight-sided cage. And while Usman and Covington are proficient wrestlers who have applied their craft well during their respective UFC tenures, there’s nothing more that Usman wants than to knock his MAGA hat-wearing opponent out cold.

“I’ll give respect where respect is due, he can fight and I’m not a hater,” Usman said. “But once you step into that cage with this African lion, things change. The key to this fight is that I’m able to adapt to anything. If it comes down to striking, he doesn’t want that.”

Ultimately, Usman believes that Covington is now in too deep with the character he created and looking for a way out so he doesn’t lose fans in the event he comes up short against the champion at UFC 245.

“He absolutely does not believe in his own gimmick, which is why he has come out and told everybody that this isn’t the real him,” Usman said. “He’s looking for an exit so he can say, ‘Hey, don’t hate me when I get killed on Saturday because I was just putting on an act.’ If you are about that life, you have to stay about that life. That’s not him.”

When it’s all said and done, Usman is more than willing to shake the hand of his opponent out of respect because he sees through Covington’s gimmick. But he isn’t sure that his opponent will do the same should he manage to pull off what Usman says is “unthinkable.”

“If he loses, of course, he’ll have to shake my hand because he will be humbled,” Usman said. “When he eventually wakes up, he’ll have to. But if he wins, which I doubt, he won’t because it is a path for him to continue with the gimmick. But it’s my job to humble him and end this gimmick.”

Presidents Cup

Presidents Cup: The Presidents Cup is underway from Royal Melbourne, with the Internationals holding a handy lead despite a fight back from USA on day two. The Presidents Cup festivities will take place over the course of five days, from Monday 9th December to Friday 15th December 2019.

The Presidents Cup is underway from Royal Melbourne, with Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas leading the way for the US against Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann in the Thursday fourball.

Find out all there is to know about this year’s tournament below, including the teams, schedule of play and ticket information.

PRESIDENTS CUP LIVE UPDATES, RESULTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
Tiger Woods roared but he and the United States were upstaged by the Internationals in a stunning start to the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.

Woods cruised to victory alongside Justin Thomas but the four-ball format belonged to Ernie Els’ team, who took a 4-1 lead on Thursday.

The 2019 Presidents Cup gets underway on Thursday in Australia at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, and for golf fans in the United States, that means watching Team USA take on the world in prime time. Captain and player Tiger Woods will lead the American team in four-ball action that begins Wednesday night in the USA, and there are a total of five matches on the schedule for Day 1.

If you’re unfamiliar with the different formats used in golf’s team events, four-ball is a two-on-two competition where each player plays their own ball on every hole, and the team takes the lowest score either of its respective players can score.

Televised coverage of the Presidents Cup will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. You can stream the Golf Channel online via NBC Sports Live, or via fuboTV.

Presidents Cup 2019

Presidents Cup 2019: The Presidents Cup is underway from Royal Melbourne, with the Internationals holding a handy lead despite a fight back from USA on day two. Televised coverage of the Presidents Cup final day will begin Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.

The Presidents Cup is underway from Royal Melbourne, with Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas leading the way for the US against Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann in the Thursday fourball.

Find out all there is to know about this year’s tournament below, including the teams, schedule of play and ticket information.

PRESIDENTS CUP LIVE UPDATES, RESULTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
Tiger Woods roared but he and the United States were upstaged by the Internationals in a stunning start to the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.

Woods cruised to victory alongside Justin Thomas but the four-ball format belonged to Ernie Els’ team, who took a 4-1 lead on Thursday.

The 2019 Presidents Cup gets underway on Thursday in Australia at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, and for golf fans in the United States, that means watching Team USA take on the world in prime time. Captain and player Tiger Woods will lead the American team in four-ball action that begins Wednesday night in the USA, and there are a total of five matches on the schedule for Day 1.

If you’re unfamiliar with the different formats used in golf’s team events, four-ball is a two-on-two competition where each player plays their own ball on every hole, and the team takes the lowest score either of its respective players can score.

Televised coverage of the Presidents Cup will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. You can stream the Golf Channel online via NBC Sports Live, or via fuboTV.

Presidents Cup 2019 Live

Presidents Cup 2019 Live: Team USA cut its deficit at the 2019 Presidents Cup on Saturday while Tiger Woods kept himself on the bench for both sessions, but the Americans will have to stage a Sunday comeback in singles play at Royal Melbourne Golf Club if they hope to retain the cup.

The Presidents Cup is underway from Royal Melbourne, with Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas leading the way for the US against Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann in the Thursday fourball.

Find out all there is to know about this year’s tournament below, including the teams, schedule of play and ticket information.

PRESIDENTS CUP LIVE UPDATES, RESULTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
Tiger Woods roared but he and the United States were upstaged by the Internationals in a stunning start to the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.

Woods cruised to victory alongside Justin Thomas but the four-ball format belonged to Ernie Els’ team, who took a 4-1 lead on Thursday.

The 2019 Presidents Cup gets underway on Thursday in Australia at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, and for golf fans in the United States, that means watching Team USA take on the world in prime time. Captain and player Tiger Woods will lead the American team in four-ball action that begins Wednesday night in the USA, and there are a total of five matches on the schedule for Day 1.

If you’re unfamiliar with the different formats used in golf’s team events, four-ball is a two-on-two competition where each player plays their own ball on every hole, and the team takes the lowest score either of its respective players can score.

Televised coverage of the Presidents Cup will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. You can stream the Golf Channel online via NBC Sports Live, or via fuboTV.

Presidents Cup Live

Presidents Cup Live: The Presidents Cup 2019 is underway from Royal Melbourne, with the Internationals holding a handy lead despite a fight back from USA on day two. Tiger Woods roared but he and the United States were upstaged by the Internationals in a stunning start to the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.

The Presidents Cup is underway from Royal Melbourne, with Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas leading the way for the US against Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann in the Thursday fourball.

Find out all there is to know about this year’s tournament below, including the teams, schedule of play and ticket information.

PRESIDENTS CUP LIVE UPDATES, RESULTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
Tiger Woods roared but he and the United States were upstaged by the Internationals in a stunning start to the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.

Woods cruised to victory alongside Justin Thomas but the four-ball format belonged to Ernie Els’ team, who took a 4-1 lead on Thursday.

The 2019 Presidents Cup gets underway on Thursday in Australia at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, and for golf fans in the United States, that means watching Team USA take on the world in prime time. Captain and player Tiger Woods will lead the American team in four-ball action that begins Wednesday night in the USA, and there are a total of five matches on the schedule for Day 1.

If you’re unfamiliar with the different formats used in golf’s team events, four-ball is a two-on-two competition where each player plays their own ball on every hole, and the team takes the lowest score either of its respective players can score.

Televised coverage of the Presidents Cup will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. You can stream the Golf Channel online via NBC Sports Live, or via fuboTV.

UFC 245 Fight

UFC 245 Fight: The UFC returns to T-Mobile Arena tonight for UFC 245. The ESPN+ streaming pay-per-view card features three title fights at the top of the card, which is the UFC’s final PPV event of 2019. Colby Covington will take on Kamaru Usman for his UFC Welterweight Championship in UFC 245’s main event on Saturday night.

UFC 245 Live

UFC 245’s welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington has taken on a narrative that is bigger than two fighters competing for supremacy at 170 pounds. With Covington’s divisive, Donald Trump-supporting character being at odds with Usman, there has been a political spin added to the fight.

It’s a narrative that Usman, despite not being fond of Covington’s tactics, welcomes to his fight on Saturday night.

“I’m actually glad that he’s done that because there are a lot of things in this time that we live in that need to be brought to the forefront,” said Usman, who is a child of Nigerian immigrants. Although he’s admittedly “not a political person,” Usman understands that the fight is bigger than how he feels about Covington and is a representation of warring political ideologies duking it out inside of the Octagon.

Unfortunately, the air was let out of the hype balloon when a recent ESPN article revealed that Covington only created the character out of necessity in order to remain on the UFC roster. Although it has paid off in dividends for Covington as he’s become an attraction, the fact that Covington is only playing a role has been a letdown for Usman.

“He’s a studio gangster,” Usman told Sporting News. “I just can’t believe he admitted it.”

Usman reflected upon a time when he interacted with Covington at an airport not too long ago. He said that Covington was far from the confrontational man that stands before the UFC now. Instead, he was friendly and welcoming.

“He was so nice that he made me feel like a jerk,” Usman said with a laugh. “But then three weeks later he started running his mouth online again. That’s when I knew that it was a con. I just don’t really care for him and can’t wait to humble him.”

The build to the Dec. 14 clash has generated interest beyond hardcore MMA fans due to the political tensions in the United States manifesting inside of an eight-sided cage. And while Usman and Covington are proficient wrestlers who have applied their craft well during their respective UFC tenures, there’s nothing more that Usman wants than to knock his MAGA hat-wearing opponent out cold.

“I’ll give respect where respect is due, he can fight and I’m not a hater,” Usman said. “But once you step into that cage with this African lion, things change. The key to this fight is that I’m able to adapt to anything. If it comes down to striking, he doesn’t want that.”

Ultimately, Usman believes that Covington is now in too deep with the character he created and looking for a way out so he doesn’t lose fans in the event he comes up short against the champion at UFC 245.

“He absolutely does not believe in his own gimmick, which is why he has come out and told everybody that this isn’t the real him,” Usman said. “He’s looking for an exit so he can say, ‘Hey, don’t hate me when I get killed on Saturday because I was just putting on an act.’ If you are about that life, you have to stay about that life. That’s not him.”

When it’s all said and done, Usman is more than willing to shake the hand of his opponent out of respect because he sees through Covington’s gimmick. But he isn’t sure that his opponent will do the same should he manage to pull off what Usman says is “unthinkable.”

“If he loses, of course, he’ll have to shake my hand because he will be humbled,” Usman said. “When he eventually wakes up, he’ll have to. But if he wins, which I doubt, he won’t because it is a path for him to continue with the gimmick. But it’s my job to humble him and end this gimmick.”

UFC 245 Live

UFC 245 Live: The UFC returns to T-Mobile Arena tonight for UFC 245. The ESPN+ streaming pay-per-view card features three title fights at the top of the card, which is the UFC’s final PPV event of 2019. Colby Covington will take on Kamaru Usman for his UFC Welterweight Championship in UFC 245’s main event on Saturday night.

UFC 245 Live

UFC 245’s welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington has taken on a narrative that is bigger than two fighters competing for supremacy at 170 pounds. With Covington’s divisive, Donald Trump-supporting character being at odds with Usman, there has been a political spin added to the fight.

It’s a narrative that Usman, despite not being fond of Covington’s tactics, welcomes to his fight on Saturday night.

“I’m actually glad that he’s done that because there are a lot of things in this time that we live in that need to be brought to the forefront,” said Usman, who is a child of Nigerian immigrants. Although he’s admittedly “not a political person,” Usman understands that the fight is bigger than how he feels about Covington and is a representation of warring political ideologies duking it out inside of the Octagon.

Unfortunately, the air was let out of the hype balloon when a recent ESPN article revealed that Covington only created the character out of necessity in order to remain on the UFC roster. Although it has paid off in dividends for Covington as he’s become an attraction, the fact that Covington is only playing a role has been a letdown for Usman.

“He’s a studio gangster,” Usman told Sporting News. “I just can’t believe he admitted it.”

Usman reflected upon a time when he interacted with Covington at an airport not too long ago. He said that Covington was far from the confrontational man that stands before the UFC now. Instead, he was friendly and welcoming.

“He was so nice that he made me feel like a jerk,” Usman said with a laugh. “But then three weeks later he started running his mouth online again. That’s when I knew that it was a con. I just don’t really care for him and can’t wait to humble him.”

The build to the Dec. 14 clash has generated interest beyond hardcore MMA fans due to the political tensions in the United States manifesting inside of an eight-sided cage. And while Usman and Covington are proficient wrestlers who have applied their craft well during their respective UFC tenures, there’s nothing more that Usman wants than to knock his MAGA hat-wearing opponent out cold.

“I’ll give respect where respect is due, he can fight and I’m not a hater,” Usman said. “But once you step into that cage with this African lion, things change. The key to this fight is that I’m able to adapt to anything. If it comes down to striking, he doesn’t want that.”

Ultimately, Usman believes that Covington is now in too deep with the character he created and looking for a way out so he doesn’t lose fans in the event he comes up short against the champion at UFC 245.

“He absolutely does not believe in his own gimmick, which is why he has come out and told everybody that this isn’t the real him,” Usman said. “He’s looking for an exit so he can say, ‘Hey, don’t hate me when I get killed on Saturday because I was just putting on an act.’ If you are about that life, you have to stay about that life. That’s not him.”

When it’s all said and done, Usman is more than willing to shake the hand of his opponent out of respect because he sees through Covington’s gimmick. But he isn’t sure that his opponent will do the same should he manage to pull off what Usman says is “unthinkable.”

“If he loses, of course, he’ll have to shake my hand because he will be humbled,” Usman said. “When he eventually wakes up, he’ll have to. But if he wins, which I doubt, he won’t because it is a path for him to continue with the gimmick. But it’s my job to humble him and end this gimmick.”