“Just Because You Have More Money Than Someone Doesn’t Mean You’re Better Than Them”- Colby Covington

Published 11/25/2021, 2:10 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 is undoubtedly one of the best welterweights in the UFC right now. Many people, including Dana White, consider Covington to be the best welterweight fighter after Kamaru Usman. As of November 2021, the fighter stands first in the UFC welterweight contender rankings.

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Many know Colby Covington as a trash talker and an arrogant fighter. But very few people know the background that ‘Chaos’ comes from. Colby started his career as a fighter with an empty wallet and made it to the top from scratch. His rags to riches story is extremely inspiring and is definitely something to look up to. 

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In a recent interview with MMA Fighting on SBN, Covington spoke about his journey to the top. The fighter would use the bicycle or skateboard to travel to the gym even when it rained.

“The reason where I’m at is because of how strong my mind is. So, anytime those negative thoughts started to creep inside my headspace, you know I refuse to let him occupy it. You know I cleared my mind. I found ways to breathe and be thankful. Just to be alive man. It’s not about the monetary gain in life,” said Covington.

“Like just because you have more money than someone doesn’t mean you’re better than them… Money’s a tool. It helps you be able to do things that you probably couldn’t do on a regular basis. But that’s not what makes you happy,” he added.

Did Colby Covington land a successful takedown against Kamaru Usman?

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Colby Covington fought Kamaru Usman for the second time in his career, this year at UFC 268. Covington’s first fight with Usman was extremely close but ended up as a win for Usman, following a final round KO. Their second fight was very entertaining as well, but it was clear that Usman was way ahead of Covington. 

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, in the second fight, many believe that Covington broke the Nigerian’s record of having a 100% takedown defense. But somehow, the UFC denies this, and so does Kamaru Usman. 

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Covington clearly took him down in the third round of the fight. The wrestling legend and UFC analyst, Daniel Cormier, backed this argument as well.

Do you all think Covington broke Kamaru Usman’s record? 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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