“How Can People Be So Fickle?”- Colby Covington Mocks UFC Fans for Taking Trash Talk Seriously

Published 10/12/2021, 12:53 PM 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)


Trash-talking in the UFC is one of the prime aspects leading up to the fight. Some fighters use it to garner attention from fans, while some use it as a weapon to play mind games with their opponent ahead of the fight. Meanwhile, the welterweight contender Colby Covington claimed he uses it for both reasons.

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Recently, ‘Chaos’ appeared in an interview with Joe Morgan of the Daily Wire. The American welterweight talked about his opponents and the UFC in this interview. Morgan told Covington about having a similar ability of trash-talking just like the UFC star Conor McGregor. Both the fighters are known for their savage trash-talks in the promotion.

While explaining his use of trash-talking, Covington said, “I think it’s a combination of both for me when I sell fights and that’s what’s it all about selling fights and getting the people engaged. Whether they hate you or love you, they are tune in to watch you. All the people that hate me they wanna see me fail and get knocked out.”

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He added, “All the people that love me they wanna see get my hands raised and win. So at the end of the day, how can people be so fickle to say that? Oh, he said some mean words, this or that. Dude, we are getting locked in the cage in our underwear. We are taking each other’s brain cells. So how mean can you be.”

Covington is infamous for talking demeaning things about his fellow fighters in his interviews. Several people believe he is a loudmouth in the promotion, given he has bad blood with almost every fighter in the division. Regardless of this, ‘The Chaos’ has an impressive UFC career.

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Colby Covington: One of the Best Welterweights

The 16-2 record holder has an amazing professional MMA career. He is one of the most prominent names in the UFC today. The 33-year-old was an undefeated fighter when he made his UFC debut.

‘Chaos’ went on winning three UFC fights after his debut, two of which were via finish. He has wings against top fighters and former UFC champions like Rafael dos Anjos, Tyron Woodley, and Robbie Lawler in his division.

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)

The American fighter earned UFC interim gold at UFC 225 by defeating Rafael dos Anjos. However, he lost it by unifying his interim belt against ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ at UFC 245.

Despite his two setbacks in the promotion ‘Chaos’, has entertained the fight fans with both his performances and funny persona. He will now take on the welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in a title rematch at UFC 268.

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What are your thoughts on the #1 welterweight contender? 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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