Exclusive: Nate Landwehr Speaks on Training with Colby Covington, Reveals Details of New UFC Contract

Nate Landwehr shared details on his new UFC contract and what it's like training alongside outspoken welterweight superstar Colby Covington.

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Featherweight standout Nate Landwehr shared details on his new UFC contract and what it’s like training alongside outspoken welterweight superstar Colby Covington.

Landwehr will be back in action on June 10 when the promotion makes its long-awaited return to Canada for UFC 289. The event is scheduled to be headlined by a women’s bantamweight title clash between two-division champion Amanda Nunes and No. 5 ranked contender Irene Aldana. Landwehr will feature on the evening’s main card as he guns for his fourth-straight win inside the Octagon. Standing in his way will be Dan ’50k’ Ige. 

Ahead of his return to the cage next month, Landwehr spoke with James Lynch in a MiddleEasy exclusive interview to discuss his training for the upcoming 145-pound showcase. During their conversation, Landwehr shared details about training alongside two-time UFC title challenger Colby Covington at MMA Masters in Miami, FL. 

“I see this man every day. He does his thing, I do my thing,” Landwehr said. “We’re like two ships passing in the bay. We see each other every day, you know what I mean. We work [together] on occasion. More strength and conditioning. We get a couple things in. He’s just preparing for his moment, I’m preparing for mine.”

Asked about Covington’s highly-regarded work ethic, Landwehr says that he draws inspiration from ‘Chaos’ and the other men and women he is surrounded by at his new gym, but also appreciates the opportunity to train alone at times and focus on his own thoughts.

“Yeah, I think anywhere… With any situation, any job, pride, commitment, it’s like it gets passed on,” Landwehr continued. “You see somebody going full effort it’s hard to be, ‘I’m gonna half-a** it,’ you know what I mean. It’s in my nature to train balls-to-the-wall anyway. That’s just how I go. That’s how I used to run track, that’s how I used to play ball. That’s how I did everything. I tell people all the time, I used to run the 800 meters. I just sprinted that first 400 and try to make it that second one. That’s kind how I fight.

“I feel like my fighting style gotten a little bit better since I’ve been down here training. It’s a testament to these coaches down here and these teammates down here, but it’s also like, it was a good chance for my opportunity to be alone and just kind of, in my own mind, live with my own thoughts.”

Nate Landwehr Details New UFC Contract

Amassing a record of 4-2 inside the Octagon, Nate Landwehr revealed that when he makes his seventh walk to the cage at UFC 289, it will be with a brand new four-fight contract. 

“I just signed a new contract so it’s my first. I finally renegotiated and yeah, I pretty much got everything I want and we’re gonna see if I was trying to bite off too much,” Landwehr revealed.

“I had the three fights and my second contract was the (David) Onama fight and the last one [against Austin Lingo] and I was like, ‘Look, I’m ready to step up and fight whoever, but we can’t do it on a second contract kind of bullsh*t.’ I’m happy, man.”

Overall, Nate Landwehr is 17-4 in his mixed martial arts career with 10 of those victories coming by way of finish. Inside the Octagon, ‘The Train’ has earned submission victories over Ľudovít Klein and Austin Lingo. He also holds decision wins over Darren Elkins and David Onama under the UFC banner. 

Published on May 11, 2023 at 5:11 pm
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