Colby Covington Claims Ali Abdelaziz ‘Threatened His Life’ In Casino Incident

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We’ve noted that former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington, Ali Abdelaziz, and Kamaru Usman all got into a scuffle at a Las Vegas casino buffet after UFC 235 over the weekend.

The chaos got ‘Chaos’ banned from the Palms for life due to the negative publicity.

The welterweight title contender joined “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” earlier today (Mon. March 4, 2019) to tell his side of the story. Covington said he was minding his own business at the hotel buffet, trying to get some crab legs. While in line, Usman and Abdelaziz showed up and the skirmish began (via MMAjunkie):

“I was staying over at the dump, the Palms and I’m waiting in the buffet line,” Covington said. “I’m just trying to get some crab legs. Can’t the man get some crab legs? Can the man, the champ, get some crab legs in peace?

“All of a sudden low-energy Marty comes, that terrorist rat Ali comes and some other Sasquatch and they start pushing and swinging and start putting innocent kids’ lives in danger and a pregnant lady. There’s a pregnant lady, and she’s screaming, ‘I’m pregnant, stop this!’ Ali is still pushing, trying to make a scene.

“Usman is still trying to scream at me, ‘I’m going to get you!’ And his Sasquatch is trying to throw punches at my friend and trying to punch me. It’s a complete joke. I can’t believe that they allow that in Vegas and just a bunch of filthy animals.”

Death Threats?

During the altercation, Abdelaziz can be seen throwing at least one punch Covington’s way. The former interim 170-pound champ went on to claim that Abdelaziz threatened his life when he said he would track him down, shoot him, and kill him:

“That terrorist rat should get deported back to whatever country he snitched on,” Covington said. “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.”

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