Colby Covington captures UFC interim welterweight title at UFC 225

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 09: (R-L) Colby Covington kicks the head of Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil in their interim welterweight title fight during the UFC 225 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Colby Covington (14-1) said he was going to make the UFC welterweight division great again in his fight against former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael Dos Anjos last Saturday night at UFC 225. This obviously drew some controversy from some as it’s a similar quote of our current President who doesn’t always draw the best reviews. But being the bad guy is all part of
Covington’s plan to take over the UFC. And after his win in Chicago last weekend over RDA, Covington is well on his way to his division domination. “I did everything I said I was going to do,” said Covington. “I told everyone I was going to make the UFC welterweight division great again and now I’m going to celebrate how a real American should celebrate winning a world title and that’s going to white house to see Mr. Donald trump and put this on his desk.”

Covington’s pro-Trump and Brazilian bashing attitude leading up to this fight is what made many headlines, but many also thought that he was biting off more than he could chew as RDA is a fighter that surprised many in his past fights beating the likes of, Robbie Lawler, Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis. “He did a lot better than I thought he would do,” explained Covington. “I thought I was going to melt him in two rounds but he’s got good cardio, a lot better than Tyron Woodley, so it was a good fight. We put on a good show for the fans.”

And speaking of current UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, Covington has made it very clear that he is not worried at all against a fight with his American Top Team teammate, although they train at different ATT gyms. He even has a date in mind for their match up. “Is the Madison Square Garden card in November,” asked Covington. I’m looking around that time frame. It’s an easy match up for me. I’ve trained hundreds and hundreds of rounds with him at American Top Team. I know how he fights. I’ll do whatever I want with him. I’ll finish him within three rounds. Mark my words.”

Love him or hate him, if you are a fan of MMA, you cannot ignore the tornado blowing through the UFC that is Colby Covington. In an era where superstars like Ronda Rousey are now becoming Hall of Fame retired fighters and Conor McGregor fighting again seems to be put on the shelf for a bit longer, Covington may be just what the sport needs right now. “I think these people finally get what I’m doing,” explained Covington. “I put on entertaining shows for the fans and I think people are really going to embrace me making this division great again like I am.”

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