“Opinions Are Like Bu**holes Most of the Time They Stink’ – Colby Covington Says He Doesn’t Care What People Think of Him

Published 10/19/2021, 6:48 AM EDT
SINGAPORE – JUNE 17: Colby Covington of United States (front) reacts after his fight with Dong Hyun Kim of South Korea (back) in the Welterweight Bout during UFC Singapore Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)


UFC welterweight Colby Covington has made a name for himself by being controversial. He speaks his mind, and sometimes that can rub people off the wrong way. He believes he is the most hated man in the UFC, and that doesn’t bother him.

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Covington is preparing for his rematch with the UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman. The rivals will take on each other at UFC 268 on November 6, 2021. Their last contest was an epic one, which ended with Usman winning it by TKO in the fifth round. Both fighters received the ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus as well.

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‘Chaos’ thinks the fight against the champion made him feel like the most hated man in the UFC. He recently sat down for an interview and discussed this. In the chat, he said, “Everybody wanted to downplay my accomplishments like they were nothing. They wanted to act like I had done nothing and I was just completely dominated that night. It showed me the truth about media, and that’s a real reason I don’t want to talk to them no more.”

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When asked if not having friends in MMA bothers him at all, ‘Chaos’ replied, “Nah! I love it, you know. The friends that I have and my family they know who I truly am as a person… I’m not here to make friends. I don’t care about making friends, and I don’t care what people think of me. We realize in this world that everybody has opinions. And opinions are like bu**holes; most of the time they stink.”

What’s next for Colby Covington?

The #1 ranked welterweight in the UFC will face his long-time rival Kamaru Usman next. Both fighters have made it clear many times that they don’t like each other. As Covington turned out to be an extremely tough opponent for the champion in 2019, we can expect something the same from this fight.

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‘Chaos’ and ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ are former NCAA wrestlers, but one wouldn’t be able to guess that after watching their first fight. Both men made it into a striking contest and didn’t even try to take the fight to the ground. Usman came out on top in that fight, but the challenger would look to change that this time.

Since their last fight, the champion has defended his title three times and seems to have improved his striking. On the other hand, Covington has only fought once since 2019. He defeated Tyron Woodley via TKO at UFC Fight Night 178. ‘Chaos’ has said that this is because fighters have been ducking him.

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The buildup to the rematch has not been like what people expected. Both fighters have said nothing against each other, and ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ also praised Covington’s skills. He ranked his rival in the top 15 welterweights of all time, but clarified that he doesn’t like him personally.

What do you make of Colby’s comments on opinions? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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