Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2 was recently announced for UFC 268 in November

The much-awaited rematch between welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and number one ranked welterweight contender Colby Covington was recently confirmed.

The news was first broken by Brett Okamoto of ESPN, after he learned the same from UFC President Dana White.

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington broken jaw
Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington (L) was the big draw at UFC 245 (Image credit: Getty)

The fight is set to take place in November and will be headlining UFC 268. The exact date and venue are yet to be made official, with Madison Square Garden reportedly set to host the high-voltage clash.

In the recent episode of the Schmozone Podcast, UFC welterweight Daniel Rodriguez weighed in on the fight between Usman and Covington.

He was asked by the Schmo if he felt Covington deserved to fight Usman. Judging by his (Covington) position in the UFC welterweight rankings, D-Rod revealed that ‘The Chaos’ vs Usman rematch made sense.

Here is what he had to say:

“He’s definitely up there in the rankings, he deserves a title shot, you know. He’s number one, at the same time he hasn’t been really active…Covington, yeah he is a good matchup.”

Daniel Rodriguez wants to do what Nate Diaz does

Talking about welterweights, the discussion slowly shifted towards veteran UFC fighter Nate Diaz. Diaz, recently had an absolute banger of a fight against, Leon Edwards, at UFC 263.

Diaz – a man with three lungs, almost turned the fight in the very last minute, after being dominated for the first 24 minutes.

Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz (Credits: MMA Fighting)

Speaking about Diaz, an amazed D-Rod claimed that he needed to do what Nate Diaz does:

“He’s [Diaz] has got them later lungs, you know. I don’t know, I don’t know what the guy does. I need to do what he does.”

The Schmo and Helen Yee replied the obvious – Triathlon. A large part of the Diaz brothers’ endurance comes from them regularly taking part in triathlons.

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