‘After Every Fight That Conor Loses, He Has a New Excuse’- Colby Covington Rips Conor McGregor for Dustin Poirier Loss

Published 10/12/2021, 7:08 AM EDT
NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is interviewed after 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)


Conor McGregor fought Dustin Poirier in the main event at UFC 264. Their scrap came to an end after the former two-division champion snapped his leg in the very first round of the fight, handing Poirier a stoppage win. Following his loss, ‘The Notorious’ claimed that his leg was already injured ahead of the trilogy bout. However, Colby Covington didn’t buy McGregor’s claims.

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In an interview, ‘Chaos‘ took a dig at McGregor and trolled him for making excuses after every loss. He said, “After every fight that Conor loses, he has a new excuse. And all these fighters they try and have these built-in excuses, you know. Oh, I had some injury going into the fight, so that’s why that’s what the result of the fight because of that injury.”

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“I think that was a built-in excuse. He was trying to keep the fans still engaged. And not let them think that he is done and his career is over. Because he made all that money from Floyd. He doesn’t have the same drive in his career. I don’t believe that story that his leg was messed up going into the fight.”

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His comments on Conor McGregor aside, Covington has his own fight to focus on and will look to attain undisputed UFC gold for the first time.

Colby Covington vs Kamaru Usman 2: Much Awaited Rematch

‘Chaos’, one of the best welterweight fighters in the promotion, has an amazing professional fighting record of 16-2. He fought against Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 for the welterweight title. Unfortunately, Colby Covington lost both his title shot and his seven-fight win streak after a devastating knockout loss in 2019.

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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

However, he quickly bounced back into the win column as he beat Tyron Woodley. Given his spot in the rankings, he will fight Kamaru Usman in a much-awaited rematch for the welterweight gold at UFC 268. This bout will serve as the main event at the pay-per-view in Madison Square Garden, New York on November 6.

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Both the welterweights are among the best fighters on the roster. Given their previous clash, one can have high expectations from the rematch as well.

What are your thoughts on the fight? Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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