It won’t be wrong to say that Kamaru Usman has emerged as the winner in this grueling rivalry between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. Usman is coming off a spectacular win over Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 261 where he became the first fighter to finish Gamebred with a vicious right hand in the opening minutes of the second round. With this win, Usman now has a stoppage win over both Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal.
Needless to say, the feud between Covington and Masvidal will no longer decide the king of the division with Usman already ruling the 170-pounds division with 14 straight victories to his name.
Additionally, even if Covington is able to get past Usman in the rematch, there is a likely possibility that the Nigerian Nightmare might get a rematch. Needless to say, the possibility of a potential Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal looks to be in the distance considering Masvidal is coming off back-to-back losses and doesn’t have a win over an active top-10 welterweight fighter right now.
Meanwhile, Kamaru Usman‘s stock continues to rise with back-to-back finishes in the year 2021 over credible opponents in the form of Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal. Usman has now beaten more than half of the current top-10 welterweights inside the UFC. The undisputed welterweight champion remains undefeated and has come out victorious in each of the rivalries that he has been.
Kamaru Usman is the welterweight GOAT
While the crowd welcomed Usman with boos in the Covington fight, the Nigerian Nightmare proved everybody wrong with an incredible stoppage win over Chaos. Ahead of what was being seen as the toughest challenge of Usman’s career, the undefeated fighter knocked out Gilbert Burns.
Soon after the victory, Usman called out Masvidal to settle his rivalry. Needless to say, he triumphed over Masvidal in a manner that leaves no doubts in the heads of fans and critics that Kamaru Usman is indeed the greatest welterweight, right there alongside Georges St-Pierre.
It’s equally important to note that going forward, only Stephen Thompson and Nate Diaz should they win their next fight might be a fresh face for Usman. The Nigerian Nightmare already has a win over Leon Edwards and continues to reign his terror in arguably the most competitive divisions in mixed martial arts.