Colby Covington is used to the strange statements he makes about politics and the UFC organization. He almost touched Sean Strickland, the new champion, and to the general astonishment of all who knew him, declared that he did not like the man at all.
Later, he added many more things, some of which were not appropriate at all. “He’s outspoken in the most obnoxious manner and just belligerent and just so low IQ,” Covington told My MMA News. “That guy has no wits.
He just says some of the most egregious, nasty stuff. I can’t identify with anything of that guy. He just says some really stupid things about women and I think it’s equality out there and everybody shouldn’t be entitled to someone.
“It’s not if you’re a woman or the color of your skin, it’s who’s the most qualified for a job. Dude, he’s an idiot and an even weaker fighter. He got lucky ( cashed out already”. as quoted by MMAJunkie
Colby Covington will look for his chance already at UFC 296
Colby Covington will look for his chance already at UFC 296 where he fights Leon Ewadrs in the main event of the evening.
Certainly a very respectable opponent for Colby, but Colby doesn't think so. He said that he will easily beat the welterweight champion. After that, he said that he wants to go further and fight against Sean Strickland because it is unimaginable for him that a fighter with so little quality can be the champion.
“That’s the beauty of the UFC – it’s such a pure sport,” Covington said when asked about Strickland’s win over Adesanya. “Anybody can win on any given night. If you don’t come ready to fight that night, and you have an off night, that’s what can happen.
Obviously Adesanya overlooked him, and he thought he was just going to breeze through this guy and probably didn’t train very hard for him. I think he’s getting a little comfortable up there. He made some big paychecks, and he’s not as hungry as he used to be.
“It just opens the door for all the middleweights because that’s (Strickland) the easiest guy to beat. Honestly, it opens up the door for me. I might go up there and beat his ass. That guy is a f*cking punk. He got his ass knocked out by (Kamaru) Usman”.