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04th Mar 2019

Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington involved in casino altercation after UFC 235

Usman's manager Ali Abdelaziz claims Covington will no longer get the next welterweight title shot

Darragh Murphy

Colby Covington went to Las Vegas to make an impact and he most certainly accomplished that.

Covington was in attendance for UFC 235 and made his presence known in the days leading up to the welterweight title fight between then-champion Tyron Woodley and Kamaru Usman.

‘Chaos’ showed up to Usman’s open workout with a megaphone and a UFC belt but it wasn’t just Usman who was left irritated by Covington’s shenanigans.

Covington also bothered UFC president Dana White by interrupting a blackjack game ahead of fight night and the controversial 170lber was surrounded by police officials at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night.

White could be seen talking to Covington in the crowd while Usman dominated Woodley in the co-main event and it emerged in the post-fight press conference that Covington would be Usman’s first title defence.

That may have changed, however, due to an altercation in a casino the day after UFC 235.

Covington came face to face with Usman and manager Ali Abdelaziz, who could be seen throwing a punch in the footage that was obtained by TMZ Sports.

Order was restored soon after but Abdelaziz has since suggested that Covington may have cost himself a shot at Usman’s hard-earned belt as the divisive manager took to Twitter to suggest that Ben Askren would be getting the first crack at his fighter’s welterweight title after Askren’s successful, albeit contentious, UFC debut on Saturday.