Looks like Colby Covington, the biggest Welterweight trash-talker, has a backup plan! Since his victory over Demian Maia in last October, he was trying a lot to book the fight with the current Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley. However, UFC has different intentions – booking Woodley vs dos Anjos.
Colby Covington claims he doesn’t understand why UFC wants this fight. He points on dos Anjos’ two losses and his ups and downs in his last five fights. Despite dos Anjos was the UFC Lightweight champion, Colby becomes angrier every day:
“I don’t get why UFC wants to do RDA-Woodley. I mean, RDA is 3-2 in his last five,” Covington told BJPenn.com Radio in a recent interview. “Last five fights, I’m 5-0, so RDA was just getting melted by lightweights last year. Eddie Alvarez. The guy’s a complete bum. He’s just looking to piggyback and get one more fight, then he’s out of the game man.”
“And that’s what these guys don’t understand. I’m the future. These guys are all old, at the end of their careers. I’m just getting started. I’m just getting warmed up. You haven’t even seen my potential yet.”
If UFC books Woodley vs dos Anjos, Colby Covington says he is ready to fight, and he hopes his fight will be on the same card:
“Yeah, I mean, if the UFC’s gonna do RDA vs. Woodley, then I guess I am fighting Stephen Thompson on the same card as them,” Covington said. “So I’m lined up, so I can get the winner of that next fight after I put choir boy out to the pasture. But you are gonna have to ask [Thompson’s] daddy, if he’s gonna let him fight. I’m not sure if his dad is gonna let him fight.”
“I’ve just barely gotten started. So, when the dust settles, I still will be here and I will take my throne because that is my throne. There’s no doubt about it. These guys, they’re running from me.”
Covington has a great score of 13 wins and only 1 loss, with 2 knockouts, 5 submissions, and 6 decision victories. He is on a hot streak right now, with five victories in a row. What do you think, who is Colby’s next opponent?