‘Boxing is the Most Corrupt Sport in the World’ – Colby Covington Calls Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Paul a Circus

Published 06/03/2021, 10:18 AM 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)


UFC welterweight Colby Covington is known for his trash-talking and controversial personality. ‘Chaos’ does everything he can to make sure that the people remember his name. Moreover, he’s a pretty decent fighter.

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The former interim champion spoke to Mike Bohn for MMA Junkie and revealed his thoughts on the newly announced boxing fight between Tyron Woodley and Jake Paul. Being Colby Covington, he had to take a few shots here and there, but he was surprisingly respectful towards Paul, even complimenting his ability to choose fighters that he can beat.

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Bohn asked him if there is a skill set behind ‘The Problem Child.’ Covington responded by saying that Woodley is going out there to throw the fight. “It’s sad, but they’re doing this on purpose, and I really think Tyron’s going out there to take a dive. I think he’s broke. He needs the money. He’s got mouths to feed. He’s got a lot of alimony paychecks to pay,” he said.

He also added that boxing is the most corrupt sport in the world and called the spectacle of Jake Paul a circus that works in Paul’s favor.

So, I think he’s just going to go out there and take a dive. It’s going to be a circus. We know boxing is the most corrupt sport in the world as it is. So this little side circus they are doing with Jake Paul, of course, they are gonna favor it his way to make it work,” he added.

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Colby Covington asks Jake Paul to fight a real fighter like himself

The American fighter then went on to say that he won’t be attending the fight on August 28. However, he also added that there was a small chance for him to go and attend the event to see Tyron Woodley.

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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)

Of course, this was succeeded by a mandatory call-out for Jake Paul. Covington asked Paul to prove that he was a real fighter by fighting someone who was still in their prime. It’s hard to imagine Jake Paul agreeing to fight Colby Covington while the welterweight is in the form of his life.

Do you think Jake Paul can beat Colby Covington?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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