Covington: Masvidal Is A Coward For Using False Six Days’ Notice Excuse

Colby Covington is joining Gilbert Burns in calling out Jorge Masvidal for citing his six days’ notice as a key reason behind his loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. Following his loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 251, Jorge Masvidal made it clear at the post-f…

Colby Covington is joining Gilbert Burns in calling out Jorge Masvidal for citing his six days’ notice as a key reason behind his loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. Following his loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 251, Jorge Masvidal made it clear at the post-fight press conference that he was not going to […]

Stephen Thompson Finds Colby Covington’s Persona Cringe But Would Love To Fight Him

ThompsonIt’s no secret that Stephen Thompson wants to face Kamaru Usman next. However, Colby Covington is another option that interests him. Thompson has made it clear in recent days that he wants to face Usman next for the welterweight title. However, if Jorge Masvidal ends up getting a rematch with the champion as reported, “Wonderboy” […]

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It’s no secret that Stephen Thompson wants to face Kamaru Usman next. However, Colby Covington is another option that interests him.

Thompson has made it clear in recent days that he wants to face Usman next for the welterweight title. However, if Jorge Masvidal ends up getting a rematch with the champion as reported, “Wonderboy” will have to fight someone else to all but guarantee him getting the next shot.

So who does he want?

“If I don’t get Usman next, man, give me anybody,” Thompson told Submission Radio. “Give me Colby. Give me Leon Edwards if he wins [against Belal Muhammad]. Give me Nate Diaz, cause I know he’s taking about coming back in April and May wanting to fight at 170. I would love that fight, man.”  

All of those would certainly be great matchups, especially Covington given his persona in comparison to Thompson.

However, Thompson is not a fan of the heel persona of Covington and even went as far as saying he wanted to poke the latter in the eye.

But as far as fighting is concerned, Thompson would love to test himself against Covington.

“I hear as a person he’s actually a really nice guy, but his persona I don’t like,” Thompson explained. “I think it’s kind of cringe. He really doesn’t… it comes across he really doesn’t mean what he’s saying, and sometimes he can get a little too personal with people. And it’s like, come on, man, you’re kind of going below the belt there. So, I don’t like his persona. Now, him as a legit human being, I hear he’s a great guy. But his UFC persona, I just want to poke him in the eye, and like, stop it, dude. Stop. So, that’s just me.

“I would love that fight though. I think it’s a great test before I fight for the title. To test my takedown defense against a guy like that, and my cardio. I’m known for my cardio. I don’t get tired, man. The last time anybody thought I was getting tired was the Matt Brown fight, and it was due to a weight cut. And I’ve got that down packed ever since then. So, I think that would be a fun fight for sure, man. I think I would piece him up. I know my striking is a lot better than Usman’s. So, if I stuff that shot – and I’ve fought some very good wrestlers in the UFC, and I would love that fight as well.”

There would certainly be no denying “Wonderboy” of a title shot if he was to get past Covington.

Who would win in a Covington vs. Thompson fight?

Tyron Woodley Names The ‘Toughest Opponent’ He’s Fought

Tyron WoodleyFormer UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, has faced a who’s who of the 170lb elite. He has fought the likes of Karmaru Usman, Colby Covington and Gilbert Burns. However, it is not one of these fighters, nor any of the current ranked UFC welterweights that proved to be Wooodley’s toughest opposition. In a recent interview […]

Tyron Woodley

Former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, has faced a who’s who of the 170lb elite. He has fought the likes of Karmaru Usman, Colby Covington and Gilbert Burns. However, it is not one of these fighters, nor any of the current ranked UFC welterweights that proved to be Wooodley’s toughest opposition.

In a recent interview with Helen Yee Sports, Woodley discussed who his toughest opponent was, with the answer being a rather surprising one. ‘The Chosen One’ had the following to say:

The toughest opponent I’ve ever fought was a dude named Nathan Coy. He was actually a teammate of mine at American Top Team. The other guys I fought, I just did not perform, or I backed up too much. Or Marquardt, I was relaxed for one second too long on the cage and he threw me the elbow buffet” (transcribed by Essentially Sports)

“But Nathan Coy, I was there. And I was a 100% and I was going hard and he was going hard. And I threw up so bad after this fight. I was like oh my god it was so hard…. And it was such a close fight, and I barely won it, but I was fighting as hard as I could and he was fighting as hard as he could. And he’s the only one that I’ve ever fought at the level that matched me. Anyone else I fought at 50% or more, I knocked out or beat or snapped them. When people are beating me, I am not remotely where I am supposed to be at.”

Nathan Coy, who went by the nickname ‘Soulforce,’ fought Woodley in 2010. Woodley was able to win via a split decision. Since then, Coy went on to fight in both Bellator and the UFC. He has not fought since 2017 and holds a record of 15-7. Alternatively, Woodley is currently on the worst run of form that he has ever experienced. Back to back losses against Usman, Covington and Burns have seen his stock drop rapidly. However, he currently has a fight booked against Vincente Luque, where he will attempt to get his career back on track.

What are your thoughts on the intriguing statement by Tyron Woodley? Let us know in the comments.

Gilbert Burns Continues To Call Out Covington For #1-Contender Fight

Gilbert Burns wants Colby Covington next and is continuing to push for the fight. After Gilbert Burns suffered a third-round TKO loss to Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title, he set his sights on Covington. He made it clear it was a fight that makes…

Gilbert Burns wants Colby Covington next and is continuing to push for the fight. After Gilbert Burns suffered a third-round TKO loss to Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title, he set his sights on Covington. He made it clear it was a fight that makes sense and he know has continued to call out the […]

Kamaru Usman Blasts Covington For Refusing to Fight Edwards

Kamaru UsmanUFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has let rip at his long-time rival and one-time opponent, Colby Covington, who recently turned down a fight with British standout Leon Edwards. ‘Rocky’ was looking for a new opponent after Khamzat Chimaev was forced out of their main event match-up scheduled for March 13. UFC president Dana White revealed […]

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UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has let rip at his long-time rival and one-time opponent, Colby Covington, who recently turned down a fight with British standout Leon Edwards.

‘Rocky’ was looking for a new opponent after Khamzat Chimaev was forced out of their main event match-up scheduled for March 13. UFC president Dana White revealed he was hoping Covington would step in but ‘Chaos’ had no interest in doing so and the spot ultimately was filled by Belal Muhammad.

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ believes Covington made a big error by refusing to fight Edwards.

“I think he made a huge mistake, a tremendous mistake,” Usman told MMA Junkie. “Who turns down a paycheck? He turned down a paycheck. That’s horrible. You can’t do that. I mean, maybe he’s not hurting for money. But you can’t turn down a paycheck. Then on top of it, you turned down a chance to really remind the fans.

‘I understand, you’ve got to win. But that’s one win in how long? (Tyron) Woodley’s coming off a two-fight, three-fight skid. It’s a tough one to basically say, ‘Oh, all right, you’ve got one win. You’re back in.’ For a guy that’s coming off a two, three-fight skid, that was a tough one.”

Usman and Covington fought in a Fight of the Year contender at UFC 245 in December 2019. The champ retained his title with a gritty performance that resulted in a fifth round TKO win.

Since then Covington has picked up a win over former champ, Tyron Woodley and seems to believe he should be next in line for a title shot. Usman says had ‘Chaos’ beaten Edwards that might be the case. For now, he is intent on running things back with Jorge Masvidal.

“For you to sit here and demand, ‘Oh, yeah, I’ve done enough. I demand a shot’ … First of all, you weren’t (the UFC’s) favorite in the first place,” Usman said. “You’re not. So you can’t sit here (and say that). It’s not that you’re selling mad pay-per-per views. You don’t really do that, as well. So for you to sit here and demand something like that, I think it’s ridiculous. I think the best way for you to solidify your title shot is to go out there and fight.

“And what better way than to knock off the No. 3 (ranked) guy? He’s on his way up. He’s making the claim to the throne that he deserves that shot. What better way than to knock him off? He failed to do that and I think he made a tremendous mistake.”

Do you want to see Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington II?

Usman: Covington Made Huge Mistake Turning Down Edwards Fight

Kamaru Usman believes that Colby Covington chose poorly when he elected to decline a #1-contender fight against Leon Edwards. After Khamzat Chimaev fell out of his scheduled fight against Leon Edwards for the second time, the UFC immediately looked at …

Kamaru Usman believes that Colby Covington chose poorly when he elected to decline a #1-contender fight against Leon Edwards. After Khamzat Chimaev fell out of his scheduled fight against Leon Edwards for the second time, the UFC immediately looked at Colby Covington as a potential replacement. The only problem being that Covington made it clear […]