‘I Was The One that Should Have Been Given The Show’- Colby Covington On TUF 29

Published 06/03/2021, 11:54 AM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is introduced prior to his welterweight bout against Robbie Lawler 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 never far away from having a verbal spat with his fellow UFC fighters. Recently, he had fired shots on Brian Ortega and Alexander Volkanovski after the duo were assigned as the TUF season 29 coaches.

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‘Chaos’ was rumored to play a part in the show before the UFC went on with Ortega and Volkanovski. Talking about the same, Covington had taken a dig on them and had said they won’t be successful.

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The duo didn’t take this lightly and recently responded to ‘Chaos’, with Volkanovski asking him to not cry upon losing a chance to coach on the show and get himself in to title fight.

Covington was made aware of these comments in his recent interview with MMA Junkie. The American again brought up a verbal assault on the duo.

“My response to the comments you know, first of (all), I don’t speak with midgets,” he said. “I can’t really speak with midgets and communicate with them clearly.”

He then brought up Ortega’s failed drug test history and targeted him over the same. Covington then explained his version of ‘T’, which comes in the nickname of Ortega. “‘T’ stands for triggered, he is triggered you know, by his tweet he showed me I was right,” he said.

The American then went on and said he was more worthy and should have got the show. “I was the one that should have been given the show and I would have made the ratings on that show.” He further said they are using his name for headlines.

On Volkanovski, ‘Chaos’ called him a worthless society and termed him little shrimp.

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Colby Covington ahead in the race for a championship fight

Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has dominated the roster and has beaten almost everyone and Covington is certainly the best of the rest and is looking for a rematch for the title.

Even the president Dana White has called Covington the number 1 contender for Usman’s title. The boss had made the statement recently as Usman got the better of Jorge Masvidal in their title matchup at UFC 261.

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Though it’s not officially made on paper, the fight seems to be on the card probably later this ear. Two of the best in the division colliding for the ultimate prize and nothing gets bigger than this.

What did you make of Covington’s response to TUF 29 coaches?

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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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