‘It’s a Personal Fight That Needs To Happen’- Colby Covington Says He Is Open for Business and Has Spoken to UFC

Published 12/13/2021, 12:30 PM EST
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 has been an absolute force in the UFC ever since he made his debut in 2014. The fighter has always been exceptional in the octagon. But during his initial years in the promotion, he didn’t have the excitement he does right now. In fact, the UFC was going to cut him from the roster until he started his notorious trash talking. Covington believes his incident in Brazil saved his career as a fighter.

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Colby still continues to be a proper trash talker, and that’s how he’s gained his popularity. Unlike many others who trash talk outside the octagon, Covington actually has the skill level to demolish some of the best fighters inside the octagon. He certainly does live up to his nickname, ‘Chaos.’

Recently Covington appeared in an interview with Submission Radio and spoke about a variety of topics. One of the subjects of discussion was Covington’s former friend, Jorge Masvidal.

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The interviewer asked Colby Covington about a possible bout with Jorge Masvidal. To that, he said, “You know Colby Covington incorporated is open to do business. And you know I want to do the best business for the UFC and whatever they want me to do.”

He added,” I think we know what the fans want. I know what fight I want, you know. It’s a personal fight that needs to happen. Especially with the way the guy talked reckless in the media about me, said this, said that. You know, said all these things. Tries to claim to be some badass street fighter from Miami. So you know that fight makes sense.”

In his interview with Submission Radio, ‘Chaos’ not only targeted Masvidal, but he also took shots at Dustin Poirier and Khamzat Chimaev.

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Colby Covington on why the fight might not take place

According to what Covington said, he sounds like he wants this fight to happen. In fact, he’s been taking shots at ‘Gamebred‘ ever since he lost against Kamaru Usman at UFC 268. Covington gave Submission Radio a possible reason for the fight to not happen.

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He said,” It does good business for the UFC. But the thing is, I can’t force it, you know. And It’s really not up to me … If it doesn’t happen it would be because you know street judas the fragile god Jorge Masvidal d*ck ducked and ran away and hid in the corner like a little b*tch.”

Who do you think will win if Covington took on Jorge Masvidal in the octagon? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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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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