Colby Covington claims that Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is not from Nigeria and has even accused the champion of being on steroids.
Covington has always been vocal about Usman’s Nigerian background and has said many times that Usman introduced himself as ‘Marty’. Thus birthing the nickname ‘Marty Fakenewsman’ by Colby Covington. Kamaru’s nickname came from and old coach that couldn’t pronounce his name correctly.
Covington was asked why he chooses to call him ‘Marty’ in an interview with ‘Yahoo! Sports’.
“Well, you know, Kevin, I’m not being derisive calling him ‘Marty’. He chose to put it on his college admissions ticket going to school in Nebraska because he was born in Dallas. He’s not even Nigerian. He’s never been in Nigeria – I mean, unless there’s a Nigeria in Texas, then, I guess you can call him Nigerian. Because, you know, I don’t know. Is there a Nigeria in Texas? But he put on his college …