‘He Is Fat, Unathletic’- Colby Covington Mocks Derrick Lewis Ahead of His Title Fight Against Ciryl Gane

Published 08/07/2021, 2:09 PM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington battles Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington carries a persona that distinguishes him from most of the fighters in the promotion. The American leaves no chances wasted whenever he gets a stage to mock his fellow fighters.

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Recently, ‘Chaos’ chose a target who is much bigger than him but carries the same flair on the mic that he possesses, Derrick Lewis. The latter, who is preparing to fight Ciryl Gane for the Interim Heavyweight title, received a special message from the former interim champ.

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Chaos‘, in an Instagram video, was promoting mybookie.ag. Besides that, he had few words to share about ‘The Black Beast’.

“Greetings, nerds and virgins. America’s champ is back with America’s pick of the week,” he said. “Brought to you by Colby Covington incorporate and undisputed king of sportsbook, mybookie.ag.”

“UFC 265 is tonight and, well, maybe none of the fighters on the card are relative, but the money you can make on mybookie sure is. And since we are talking about UFC 265, let’s talk about Derrick Lewis.”

He further insulted ‘The Black Beast’ and some fight fans who don’t like him. He said, “He’s fat, unathletic, and hates the people’s champ. Which is ironic because so are most of the people that are watching this video. Don’t be like Derrick, don’t be a loser, don’t be a hater. Be like me. Be a winner.”

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This isn’t the first time Covington has targeted someone before a fight. Prior to UFC 264, he fired shots on his former training partner, Dustin Poirier, and his wife.

Colby Covington getting ready to fight Kamaru Usman

Covington (16-2) will have another chance for the glory as he battles Usman in a rematch for the welterweight gold at UFC 268. The UFC supremo Dana White had announced this news in an interview.

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Just like his talk, ‘Chaos’ connects a punch with his gloves, too. Apart from his TKO loss to the same opponent at UFC 245, he has been a dominant force in the division. He came pretty close to dethroning ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ last time and would give it a go with full strength this time around.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: (R-L) Kamaru Usman of Nigeria butts heads with Colby Covington in their UFC welterweight championship bout during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Although a great fighter, he will still walk in as an underdog against the Nigerian. Usman is undefeated and undisputed till now in UFC. It will be interesting to see how Colby deals with that pressure.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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