One of the biggest newsmakers of the year is the unprecedented “trade” between the UFC and ONE Championship. From the deal came the awaited signing of Ben Askren, as former 125-pound champion and top pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson heads to Southeast Asia.
The UFC actually wasted no time in booking “Funky” a big-named opponent for his debut, as he is currently slated to face former champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 233. Other top-billed welterweights like Colby Covington have strong opinions on the matter, which was shared recently through BJPenn.com.
“He’s a 34-year-old virgin. Who retires before they even get to the UFC? Losers, that’s who,” Covington said (via MMA Mania). “It should be criminal that they even let him in there with a top five fighter.”
Covington also had some trademark choice words for the undefeated welterweight.
“The guy’s a joke, man. No matter what your wrestling accomplishments are, you can’t bring that over here, over to the UFC and into fighting,” he added. “You can’t live off your past.
“I could see Lawler turning it back one more time, I think he might have one more left hand to put that little Asscream on his ass.”
UFC 233 takes place on January 26th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Expected to headline the card is the flyweight title fight between T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo.