Brash UFC welterweight Colby Covington, who will be contending for the interim welterweight belt at UFC 225 against Rafael Dos Anjos, has heard the criticisms about his trash talk.
“People, they wanna say I’m mimicking McGregor, I’m mimicking Chael Sonnen. I’m not trying to be anything like them. Does it look like I’m trying to get followers or I’m trying to get fans? He’s a coked-up little Leprechaun. At the end of the day, all these people that wanna say I’m trying to mimic another person, no. I’m unique in my own way. No one’s ever done and went the route I’ve went, full super villain here.”
Covington has made a name for himself in a rather short amount of time due to his brand of trash talking. The welterweight contender even picks on heavyweights, just ask Fabricio Werdum, who was actually charged with assault in Australia after throwing a boomerang at Covington during a provocation.
But his act isn’t the most original in the fight game, as guys like Chael Sonnen were trash talking their way into title fights before Covington even began competing in MMA.
There are plenty of worse reasons to dislike the heel Covington has turned himself into than lack of originality, however, and many of his fellow fighters have had less than flattering things to say (or throw at) the welterweight contender.
Do you think Covington is as unique as he says he is in terms of trash talking and self-promotion?