Colby Covington would love to reveal ‘hype job’ Khamzat Chimaev

We’re not even a month faraway from Colby Covington’s failed second bid to dethrone welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 268, and already “Chaos” is plotting his path again to a different title shot.

A part of that technique includes promoting his final loss as a win — Colby insists that the judges screwed him over once they gave Usman the combat 48–47, 48–47, and 49–46. Relying on how outraged he’s feeling on the time, Colby will tell you he should have won 3-2 and even 4-1. Speak like that will grease the wheels for a 3rd combat even by way of he’s now 0-2 towards the champ, however he’ll want one thing strong on his resume if he needs to get again within the batter’s field.

A win over Jorge Masvidal would definitely assist. As would a combat towards rising star Khamzat Chimaev. And in contrast to most fighters, Covington sounds very happy to combat the Chechen although he’s ranked down at #11 within the division.

“He’s a joke. He must beat somebody worthy — somebody within the high 5, somebody within the high of the rankings, not simply combat hand-picked folks.” Covington mentioned in an interview with MMA Fighting. “What does he have, 4 UFC fights? The media likes to rush these children and these hype jobs. That is preventing, man. Individuals can get significantly damage from speeding folks like that.”

“However for those who guys need to rush a man, take a while off of his life and ship him for a hospital remedy, then, yeah, the door is open for that. I like doing good enterprise and I like doing enterprise with the UFC. It could be an honor to beat who they need me to beat, and if that’s the identify they put in entrance of me, I can promise you that I’m gonna prepare extraordinarily arduous and I’m gonna present a brand new ability set the world hasn’t seen but.”

“You form of see that from me each combat, I get higher each combat. I add new layers to my recreation, so whoever they attempt to match me up with subsequent, you’re gonna see these new layers and somebody is gonna get significantly damage.”

“I’ll combat anyone,” he continued. “That’s what one of the best on the planet does, they arrive out and show it. I’m keen to show it. Guys like Jorge Masvidal, he gained’t show it. He simply says issues to the media. He talks reckless, however he gained’t show it. I’m out right here able to show it, so anyone, convey all of them. Simply don’t count on to get them again in a single piece.”

We’ve got our doubts the UFC will go the Chimaev route right now. With Jorge Masvidal out of his UFC 269 combat with Leon Edwards, it units up the a lot bigger grudge match between Jorge and Colby. That’s the combat to make, and Masvidal insists it may be made for February or March. All of it traces up too completely to throw a wild Khamzat into the combination.

Not that he wouldn’t be pleased to leap in somebody get injured final minute….

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