“Damn Good Fighter”- Justin Gaethje Praises Colby Covington Ahead of Teammate Kamaru Usman’s Fight Against Him

Published 10/13/2021, 1:51 PM EDT
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)


Colby Covington is arguably one of the most hated fighters in the history of the UFC. Every time he talks, he wreaks ‘chaos,’ as his moniker implies. The former welterweight interim champion is always causing a stir. As of 2021, he is ranked first in the UFC welterweight rankings. Besides being one of the most decorated fighters in the welterweight division, he’s also one of the most contentious fighters in the UFC.

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Colby is infamous for his disrespectful behavior. “Chaos” has chosen the trash-talking path to save his career and to gain the clout that he now has. The fighter now has an impressive 16-2 MMA record. He has defeated virtually every competitor he has faced in the UFC and is an extremely lethal striker.

Recently UFC fan favorite, Justin Gaethje, appeared in an interview with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto and had shared his thoughts on Colby Covington and his upcoming title fight against Kamaru Usman. Covington is slated to face Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 on the 6th of November. This bout will be a rematch for the UFC welterweight championship belt. ‘

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“I dislike Colby like, so much, so I wanna see (Usman) really put it on him. But (Covington) is a damn good fighter that little f** piece of shit person, but he’s a good fighter. Good wrestler, hungry, stupid, and crazy like we all are. So, I think it’s gonna be a great fight. That was a great fight, the last fight. Colby gave him the best fights that he’s had in a long time or ever.” – said Justin Gaethje about Colby Covington. He believes Usman‘s time training with his team will help him knock Colby out faster than their last fight.

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Colby Covington vs Kamaru Usman: What went down at UFC 245?

Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman last fought in December 2019 at UFC 245. After some heated exchanges in the build-up to their bout, the ‘Nigerian nightmare’ walked away with a spectacular victory. He knocked Covington out in the fifth round and successfully defended his UFC welterweight title.

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Covington reportedly also suffered a fractured jaw in the third round of the bout, and things went downhill for him from there. This was the first time in Colby’s UFC career that he suffered a loss in the octagon via knockout.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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