UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington has grand plans for himself in the near future.
UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington is currently slated to fight for the interim 170-pound title against former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. And if he does end up winning UFC welterweight gold, he is not planning to stop there.
In a recent interview with BJ Penn Radio, “Chaos” laid out his plans to fight for two more world titles: at lightweight and middleweight.
“I’m looking for three belts. I’m looking to do something that’s never been done in this sport,” Covington said. “I wanna go down to 155. I wanna go up to 185 and take the belt.”
“Robert Whittaker hasn’t been that impressive,” he continued. “He got knocked out by choir boy Stephen Thompson. Karate, everybody knows that sh-t don’t work. As far as Khabib, the guy couldn’t finish a real estate on 20 hours notice. That’s sad, man. If that dweeb ever comes up to 170, I’ll rag doll him like the chump he is.”
While many continue to laud Khabib for his dominant performances, the undefeated streak and finally winning the title, Covington is not that all impressed.
“He’s not that talented, man. His wrestling doesn’t add up to good wrestlers,” Covington said of Nurmagomedov. “He has good pressure, but he’s going against guys, not all American Division I wrestlers who have been wrestling since they were five years old.”
“My hips are completely different, my scrambles and my takedowns,” he added. “I’m a bigger, better, strong, everything better than him. I’m way more handsome. We all know that. I don’t think that his skills are that good, and they don’t translate up to 170, but that’s why I’ll go to 155 if need be.”
“I’ll meet him in Russia. I’d love to go to Russia and silence that crowd and give the Russian fans something to cry about.”
In the meantime, Covington will have to get past dos Anjos first, as they co-headline UFC 225 on June 9th in Chicago.