‘He Knows Who Daddy Is’- Colby Covington Reveals Jake Paul Reached Out To Him

Published 06/14/2021, 1:12 PM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington celebrates his victory over 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 is dynamite when it comes to cutting a real promo. There are only a few who could challenge him one-on-one in holding the mic.

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The American is looking for a rematch for the divisional gold against the kingpin Kamaru Usman sometime later this year. Meanwhile, he is free to share his thoughts on many fighters and their matchups.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: (R-L) Colby Covington punches Tyron Woodley in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Recently, Tyron Woodley and Jake Paul agreed to a boxing match. Covington, who has already beaten Woodley, talked about the time when he received some messages from the Youtuber turned boxer Jake after he beat Woodley at UFC Fight Night 178.

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“He messaged me after the Tyron Woodley fight,” ‘Chaos’ said. “And he was just like, ‘oh good fight bro, I would love to train sometime. Are you gonna come to LA?”

“I was like ‘no man, I train in Miami’. Then he was like, ‘oh ok, I’m gonna come out to Miami and I’m gonna hit you up. I would love to get some rounds with you.'”

‘Chaos’ then added, “And that was that, and I never answered back, never said anything. He knows he respects me so much… he knows who daddy is. He knows that he has no chance against me.” 

Covington then explained how his other training partners felt when they had sparring rounds with Jake. According to him, his training partners described Jake as an amateur and not a real Woodley.

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Colby Covington is the number 1 contender for the welterweight championship

Despite Leon Edwards having an incredible unbeaten streak in the welterweight division, Colby is the frontrunner for the title shot. UFC president Dana White has made it clear so many times.

In the post-match interview, White talked about the possibility of Edwards facing Masvidal instead. “That’s always a fight that we can make,” White on Edwards vs. Masvidal.

“That fight’s always going to be hanging out there. Leon’s the No. 3 ranked guy in the world, so we’ll see what’s next for him. I’m not sure if it’s Masvidal, but Colby Covington is the next guy in line for the title,” White added.

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Well, by the looks of it, we are heading for a Covington vs Usman 2 for the title. It is widely claimed that Covington could be the man to finally dethrone the unstoppable Usman. The answers to that, for now, remain in the laps of the future.

What did you make of Colby’s chat with Jake Paul?

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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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