Colby Covington doesn’t have a fight scheduled, and the UFC welterweight prospect has taken to begging on the streets to get that fixed.
UFC welterweight Colby Covington hasn’t fought since beating Bryan Barberena in December, and he really wants to get himself back in the cage as soon as possible. Covington called out veteran contender Dong Hyun Kim in February, then a few weeks later he trolled Rafael dos Anjos by “leaking” his personal email account, so what’s his next act? Well let’s just say it’s a street performance.
Covington uploaded a short video on his Instagram page, with him standing on the median and holding a sign that reads, “Will fight for food,” as he yells, “I’m hungry, let me eat! I’m trying to eat!” at oncoming motorists.
Drastic times call for drastic measures @ufc . How am I suppose to eat if everyone is ducking me!??? @danawhite #ufc #hungry #letmework #equality #real #fighter @seanshelby
Covington (11-1) is 6-1 in the UFC, with a three-fight winning streak over Jonathan Meunier, Max Griffin, and most recently Barberena. The former Oregon State wrestling standout’s only defeat was by guillotine to Warlley Alves, and he said he came into the bout with a fractured rib, and being “broke” was what led him to still take the fight.
The 29-year-old is not in the UFC’s top-15 rankings, but he’s certainly on the cusp of it, and he wants a step up in competition.