UFC 268 - Usman vs Covington 2: Will There be a Trilogy Fight?

Here's what you need to know about Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 3

Kamaru Usman is set to defend his UFC Welterweight Championship on Saturday November 6th against Colby Covington, but will there be a trilogy fight?

There is a lot of bad blood between the two competitors as they head into Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, with this being a hotly anticipated rematch at 170-pounds.

With that said, will there be a Usman vs Covington 3? Here’s what we know so far about the potential trilogy.

If Usman is able to defeat Covington in quick fashion, then it is not likely that we will be seeing a trilogy fight between the two 170-pounders.

However, should Covington somehow defeat the Nigerian Nightmare, he has already confirmed what his next fight would be.

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Usman vs Covington 3?

Speaking to Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole, Covington confirmed that he would give the ‘coward’ Usman a rematch for the title, should he win.

He said: “You know, I’m not going to be a coward like Marty (Kamaru Usman) and run from this rematch. He should’ve fought me and re-matched me right away.

“The first time we fought, there was unfinished business. The people, the fans saw for themselves how close that fight was.

“And that fight needed to be run back right away. But he refused it, you know, he ran away. He didn’t want a rematch.

"But, you know what, I’m not going to be a coward. I’m going to give the people what they want. If they want this trilogy with me and Marty, you know, I’ll do it right away.

“But the thing is, after I finish him next week? He’s not going to want to come back. It’s going to be a life-changing defeat.

“He’s not going to be wanting to come back for the trilogy. He’s probably going to retire.”

Bold words from Covington, who enters the octagon on Saturday night as a heavy underdog in potentially his last chance at getting the gold whilst Usman is still champion.

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