Dana White got ‘twitchy’ when Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington faced-off gets feisty


Dana White, president of UFC, was left ‘twitching’As the tensions between Kamaru Usman, welterweight champion, and Colby Covington threatened spiral out of control,

At UFC 268 Madison Square Garden, New York City, the two men will clash for the second consecutive time in their careers. They previously met at UFC 245 in which Usman beat Covington via fifth-round TKO. It was one of the best fights ever.

After losing weight Friday morningUsman, who holds a 19-1 MMA record and is undefeated at UFC 14-0, and Covington (16-2 in MMA) met for the final time at the ceremonial weight-ins.

UFC president Dana White appeared particularly concerned when Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington threatened to clash during their face-off
UFC president Dana White was particularly concerned by Kamaru Uman’s and Colby Covington’s threats to clash during their faceoff

Usman shoved Covington in their fight before the eagerly awaited fight.

White, UFC president tried his best to prevent the same scenario from happening again. He stood between the two fighters and his expression clearly indicated his frustration with the situation.

Fans on social media thought White’s intervention was amusing, with user @dannydale831 tweeting: “It was at this point, @danawhite was twitching,” along with a laughing emoji and a still of White’s disgruntled expression.

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Kamaru Usman and Colby Colvington are set to clash at Madison Square Garden this weekend
This weekend, Colby Colvington and Kamaru Usman will clash at Madison Square Garden

@MMAwithDave thought the showdown was funny, too. “@danawhite reaction was hilarious! I can’t wait for this fight #ufc268.”

@byrne_samuel concluded by saying: “Hahahaha Dana s*** himself [emoji] hyped for this fight #UFC268.”

After Covington, one the most controversial fighters today in MMA, has been talking about his loss to Usman multiple times over the past few years, the highly-anticipated fight will be held this weekend.

The American has offered many excuses for his defeat. Usman is one of them. ‘faking’Low blows, and now he seems to be blaming former coaches.

“If you go back and look at the first fight, the instructions that I was getting. They were telling me something that I do every single day,”Covington stated.

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“They were saying, ‘Colby, breathe.’ Dude, we breathe every single day, why are you telling me to breathe. I mean, everybody in this room knows how to breathe.

“Not everybody knows how to fight and how to instruct fighters with the right instructions.”

UFC268’s co-headliner features a strawweight rematch featuring Rose Namajunas vs Zhang Weili. Zhang Weili lost the title to Namajunas with a first round knockout in April.