Video: What was said during Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman’s wholesome moment at UFC 268

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  • Kamaru Usman
    Nigerian-American mixed martial artist
  • Colby Covington
    Colby Covington
    American mixed martial artist

Hard to imagine, but Colby Covington showed Kamaru Usman some respect after their epic rematch at UFC 268.

Welterweight champion Usman got the best of Covington once again, but he wasn’t able to put him away this time. After 25 minutes in which Covington survived two knockdowns in Round 2, he went over to Usman to show some love.

Who knew referee Dan Miragliotta would be in between these two fierce foes to break up a warm embrace?

Covington: “You know I’m just trying to sell it for you.”

Usman: “What?”

Covington: “You know I’m just trying to sell it for you.”

Usman: “I know. I know. I know.”

Covington: “It’s all love.”

However, it didn’t take long for Covington to go back to his trash-talking ways, bashing Usman in the post-fight press conference and beyond. “I can’t respect that guy. How can I respect a cheater?” Covington would later say.

At least he showed Usman some respect in the heat of the moment, though. Right?

You can enjoy that clip and more in a sneak peek for both the UFC 267 and UFC 268 “Thrill and Agony” video below.

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