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UFC 194’s Colby Covington: ‘I know I can beat every single Top 10 fighter in the world’

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“Chaos” sat down with MMAmania.com to talk about his upcoming opponent, Warlley Alves, as well as where he sees himself competing down the line in UFC.

LAS VEGAS — The name Colby Covington might not be as widely known to mixed martial arts (MMA) faithful as Robbie Lawler, for example, but “Chaos” is more than confident he was what it takes to reach the top of the mountain in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight class.

Covington is a teammate of Lawler at American Top Team (ATT) in South Florida and a winner of eight in-a-row (3-0 UFC). The 27-year-old takes on Warlley Alves tonight (Sat., Dec. 12, 2015) as part of the UFC 194 FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” line up.

With a prolific wrestling background in tow, Covington always puts forth a relentless pace when he steps into the Octagon and this time will be no different against The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil (TUF) 3 winner Alves.

“He gets tired in fights. I don’t, I get stronger as fights go on. I’m going to bring a high pace and put him in deep waters,” Covington told MMAmania.com.

Similarly to Covington, Alves is also undefeated and an aggressive fighter, with underrated boxing skills. They both have notched three-straight victories in ZUFFA thus far, making this matchup all the more important for the two up-and-coming stars.

Covington sees this as the beginning of something special.

“For MMA, speaking-wise, I’m definitely coming into my prime,” Covington said. “Your late twenties, early thirties, are your prime. I feel like I’m developing the skills to become the world champion.”

It will be a little over six months since he last defeated Mike Pyle at UFC 187 back in May. Covington gave “Quicksand” all he could handle for the entirety of their 15-minute exchange, routinely grounding the latter, while landing solid ground ….View full article

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