Covington also says that Ali Abdelaziz, who is Usman’s agent, had threatened to kill him during the scuffle.
“That terrorist rat should get deported back to whatever country he snitched on,” Covington said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show (via MMA Junkie). “He shouldn’t even be allowed in this country for all the (expletive) he does. He’s over there trying to take swings at professional fighters. You know what else he told me? He told me he was going to track me down and shoot me and kill me. He said that to me. I swear to God on my life. I have witnesses that heard him say that. Ali tried to swing at me, but I’ve got cat-like reflexes, so obviously he’s not going to hit me. He’s slow as a (expletive) turtle. I heard that no one got in trouble. I heard that the Fertittas own the Palms, so I think they gave that terrorist rat a pass and they didn’t want to hurt Marty Usman’s chance of deporting him back to Nigeria before he get his ass-whooping from me.”
The former champion had been in Las Vegas for the festivities surrounding UFC 235, but also found time to heckle Usman during the open workouts.
Usman also claimed to have fractured his foot before UFC 235, but Covington says the new champion looked fine during their confrontation.
“It’s pretty funny he was claiming to have some broken foot,” Covington said. “He looked all fine and mighty yesterday jumping rails, trying to get in my face. Some more fake news from him trying to say he was all hurt with his foot and had a hernia. He looked mighty fine trying to fight me in the buffet line at the Palms yesterday. Marty tries to be this dad figure and this nice guy and this babyface, but why would you go put innocent people – and children more importantly – their lives in danger? It’s piss poor, and he’s a fake fraud.”
There has been no comment at this time from either Usman or Abdelaziz on the scuffle with Covington.