‘Now I Have Coaches Who Actually Care About Me’- Colby Covington Throws Shade at his Former Gym American Top Team

Published 08/15/2021, 11:01 AM EDT


Former UFC welterweight fighter Colby Covington sat down on the Right View and talked about all things fighting. ‘Chaos’ is gearing up for his title fight rematch against the ever-dominant Kamaru Usman at Madison Square Garden. Colby Covington can’t wait to get his hands on Usman since he believes that he was wrongly awarded the TKO win in their first fight.

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Covington has made a change to his training camp since the defeat and is no longer with the super gym- American Top Team. Covington was a staple of the Coconut Creek, Florida-based outfit for a while. However, he parted ways with the team under less than ideal terms. He’s now with MMA Masters and has had nothing but good things to say about his new gym.

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Colby Covington: Locked in on a UFC gold

The D-1 All-American wrestler from Oregon state made sure to take a subtle jab at ATT when talking about his new gym and training regime. Covington believes he’s better suited to the more personalized style of training elite athletes. Given the way things unceremoniously ended between Covington and ATT, it’s no surprise that he harbors ill-will.

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 03: Colby Covington is interviewed after 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)

“My training is completely different than it was the last time I fought him. I had a completely different team. This was almost two years ago. Had different coaches, different regimes. Now I have coaches who actually care about me and they want to see my progression as a fighter.”

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“Now I have new tools in the shed and that’s the best thing you can have as a blue-collar American working hard for my dreams… You’re going to see a new Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington with my new gym, my new coaches.”

‘Chaos’ Covington is keen to secure a championship with MMA Masters and put his stint at ATT in the rearview mirror. It’s very possible that he may get a chance to do that since his first fight with Usman was extremely competitive. Some fans and pundits believe that Colby Covington has the fighting style to give Usman a lot of trouble.

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If Covington is to be believed, his new home at MMA Masters has equipped him to reach the next level of the sport.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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