Colby Covington could by no means get his probability to combat former teammate and present UFC light-weight contender Dustin Poirier, however “Chaos” believes he’d wipe the ground with “Diamond” if he ever determined to maneuver up in weight.
As soon as coaching companions and pals, Covington and Poirier’s relationship has turned bitter through the years. From public spats on social media to getting kicked out of the health club, each fighters have finished their greatest to besmirch the opposite. Covington all the time appears to go just a bit bit more durable, however that’s as a result of he’s attempting to proceed his position as UFC’s “unhealthy man” to spice up his total notoriety and marketability.
Earlier this week, Covington sat down with MMA reporter James Lynch to debate a number of subjects. One in all them centered across the potential of Poirier shifting as much as the welterweight division and offering Covington with the chance to combat him. Whereas “Diamond” is a world-class fighter at 155 kilos and on the cusp of his second shot at UFC’s undisputed light-weight title, Covington believes a bout with Poirier could be a cake stroll.
“I simply see me giving him a wedgie within the Octagon and simply slapping him throughout the Octagon, throwing him from one aspect of the cage to the opposite till he stop,” mentioned Covington. “It could in all probability be a verbal submission. He’d in all probability faucet out and be the primary fighter in a high-profile combat to faucet out from being completely annihilated. It wouldn’t be aggressive, and deep down inside he is aware of that.
“However he talked reckless earlier than and I simply wish to maintain him accountable for his phrases. I’m a person of my phrase. I don’t simply speak the speak, I need the stroll. I wish to see the identical out of those different people who find themselves speaking reckless.”
Covington, who will say absolutely anything today to get an increase out of an opponent or the MMA media, is at the moment scheduled for a rematch with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 this November. “Chaos” is coming off a TKO win over Tyron Woodley in Sept. 2020 and is hoping to lastly money in on his first ever UFC title.
After that, Covington can strive his greatest to goad Poirier to the welterweight division to lastly settle their feud.