‘Sit the F**k Down Con-Man McGregor’- Colby Covington Laughs at Conor McGregor’s Idea of Changing Weights

Published 04/26/2021, 11:59 AM EDT
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)


Just after UFC 261 came to an end with Kamaru Usman walking away with his welterweight title yet again, the welterweight kingpin trained his aim on Colby Covington.

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However, in the aftermath of the Nigerian Nightmare’s defense, Conor McGregor took to Twitter to claim that the former was copying his moves and how he would love to compete for the Welterweight title.

McGregor wrote, “Usman even copying my shots now. Am I to fight this guy at some stage? I think so. Can’t be copying my words and my shots and not get a smack for it. I like 170. It’s mine soon.”

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After this tweet, Usman and McGregor got into a Twitter feud, with both fighters taking shots at each other. Fans and critics from all over the world shared their views on the same.

The latest to join the list was the No.1 ranked fighter in the welterweight division, Colby Covington. Chaos is next in line to face Usman, and therefore it came as no surprise that Covington offered his two cents on the prospect of the Irishman cutting the line.

Colby Covington thinks Conor McGregor has ‘nothing left.’

.’Chaos’ talked about many things, including McGregor’s TKO loss to Dustin Poirier and how he thinks ‘Notorious’ is done.

“Yeah, I think it’s laughable, it’s comical, I mean you just got sparked by Dustin Soirier. Go ask Dustin Soirier about the time we used to train together. He used to cry; he used to leave the gym crying.

“So you just got sparked by Dustin Soirier, so sit the fu*k down Conman McGregor. You just got sparked by Dustin Soirier. You couldn’t even knock that old man off the stool. How you gonna knock off greatness in the greatest welterweight of all time.”

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Covington might not be the greatest welterweight of all time as he claims, but the fighter is accurate in saying that McGregor is not the same fighter that he used to be.

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The ‘Notorious’ one has achieved a lot in the sport and is arguably the most popular UFC fighter of all time, but in recent years McGregor has seemingly lost some of that trademark notoriety and that’s exactly what ‘Chaos’ thinks.

“So I just think it’s funny. He’s just trying to put his name in the hat, keep some hype out there like he’s actually a winnable fighter. Dude, the guy has nothing left, man. You made all your money, you’re cashed out, you’re not hungry.

“We get it, guy. Just go away, fade off into the drifts, man. Leave this to the guys that are still hungry and motivated.”

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The possibility of McGregor actually moving to the Welterweight division is almost zero. However, even if he does, ‘Chaos’ is confident that he will achieve nothing in the division.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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