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The UFC 268 Notebook: Usman gives Covington the pushoff

The rivalry between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington increased today at the UFC 268 pre-fight press conference.

Our UFC 268 predictions are up here.

The main event is official, but two fighters on the prelims missed weight. C.J. Vergara missed the flyweight limit by 1.4 pounds, while Bruno Souza missed the featherweight limit by 2.4 pounds. Their bouts will proceed but will be fined a percentage of their purse by the New York State Athletic Commission.

 

The two welterweight titans stole the show with their banter, but the climax was the faceoff, where after an intense staredown, Usman pushed Covington, which seemed to amuse him.

Both fighters seem to be enjoying their role in this showdown and despite what happens in the octagon, both should be laughing all the way to the bank.

We also saw another intense stare down between strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and former champ Weili Zhang.

In case you missed the UFC 268 press conference, you can click on the video above to watch it.

UFC 268 Embedded is also out.

The UFC 268 card is:

C.J. VERGARA (9-2-1) VS. ODE OSBOURNE (9-4-0)

MELSIK BAGHDASARYAN (6-1-0) VS. BRUNO SOUZA (10-1-0)

DUSTIN JACOBY (15-5-1) VS. JOHN ALLAN (13-6-0)

GIAN VILLANTE (17-13-0) VS. CHRIS BARNETT (21-7-0)

IAN GARRY (7-0-0) VS. JORDAN WILLIAMS (9-5-0)

EDMEN SHAHBAZYAN (11-2-0) VS. NASSOURDINE IMAVOV (10-3-0)

PHIL HAWES (11-2-0) VS. CHRIS CURTIS (26-8-0)

AL IAQUINTA (14-6-1) VS. BOBBY GREEN (27-12-1)

ALEX PEREIRA (3-1-0) VS. ANDREAS MICHAILIDIS (13-4-0)

#4 MICHAEL CHANDLER (22-6-0) VS. #2 JUSTIN GAETHJE (22-3-0)

SHANE BURGOS (13-3-0) VS. BILLY QUARANTILLO (16-3-0)

#8 FRANKIE EDGAR (24-9-1) VS. #13 MARLON VERA (17-7-1)

ROSE NAMAJUNAS (10-4-0) VS. #1 WEILI ZHANG (21-2-0)

MAIN EVENT

KAMARU USMAN (19-1-0) VS. #1 COLBY COVINGTON (16-2-0)

Enjoy the fights!

@kenaiandrews

KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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