‘I’m Going to Give Them a Show Tomorrow’-Colby Covington Promises to Be In the Arena at UFC 261

Published 04/24/2021, 1:09 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)


The welterweight strap will be on the line tomorrow at UFC 261. Kamaru Usman will defend his belt against Jorge Masvidal for the second time. For fans tuning in, it will be interesting to see how much a full training camp and not having to cut 20-pounds in six days will help ‘Gamebred’. One person in particular who will be in attendance, and will be eager to see how this fight plays out, is Colby Covington. 

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‘Chaos’ is next in line for the winner of the fight at UFC 261, as confirmed by UFC head honcho Dana White. Hence, in order to scout the competition at close quarters, Covington has confirmed that he will be at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena to watch former teammate and friend, Jorge Masvidal, take on arch-rival, Kamaru Usman.

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Colby Covington picks Kamaru Usman to win once again at UFC 261

In a recent interview, Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie asked ‘Chaos’ if he believes Kamaru Usman will beat Jorge Masvidal on Saturday night. 

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He said, “Yeah, it’s going to be the same exact outcome. It is going to be the Ultimate footsies championship, which I am sorry cause if I was fighting it would have been the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He’s just going to be touching his feet, whispering in his ear, probably grabbing his jockstrap again like he did last time so it is going to be a boring decision.” 

The former interim welterweight champion continued, “The only entertaining thing about this fight is that I’ll be in the arena. That is why I came, I came for the fans, I didn’t came to see this boring a** fight. No one cares about these uncharismatic guys. I came to be here for the fans. I am the people’s champ for a reason and I am going to give them a show tomorrow night.”

Ever since his loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 245, ‘Chaos’ has been relentlessly demanding a rematch stating fake stoppages cost him the fight. After a few months of inactivity, Covington returned to the octagon to stop former champion Tyron Woodley and has since been gunning for a shot at the belt. 

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Despite White’s words, nothing in the UFC is guaranteed unless the contracts are signed. What do you make of the fight tomorrow night? Do you see Colby Covington’s prediction coming true? Let us know in the comments below!

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