‘There’s a Reason They Call Me the People’s Champ’- Colby Covington Explains His Humble Nature Towards Fans

Published 11/23/2021, 3:30 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 is inarguably one of the best trash talkers in the UFC. The former interim welterweight champion is infamous for having a feud with every other fellow fighter in the promotion.

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However, when it comes to his fans, ‘Chaos’ is a different personality. He refers himself to as the people’s champion and claims that he fights for the people of America.

Recently, he sat in an interview with Submission Radio and talked about his frequent interactions with his fans on the internet. ‘Chaos’ said, “Yeah, I try to always keep it real, you know. There’s a reason they call me the people’s champ, you know.”

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“And I’m just honored to, you know, be the people’s champion and fight for them. And just, you know, interact with them and keep it cool with them, you know.”

“I am not just some celebrity that just forgets where I came from. And the people got me to where I am and the people that keep me at where I am at. So you know I got nothing but love and respect for all the fans. And I’m gonna keep putting on good entertaining performances for them.”

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‘Chaos’ is fresh from his defeat against the welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 268. This was the second time Covington faced a setback in his quest for the welterweight gold, but for ‘Chaos’, the journey goes on.

He wants another shot at the welterweight title against the Nigerian and is ready to do whatever it takes; even end his former friend’s UFC career.

Colby Covington wants to end Jorge Masvidal’s career

Following his defeat at the hands of ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ at UFC 268, ‘Chaos’ called out his fellow welterweight fighter Jorge Masvidal in the post-fight press conference.

Covington and Masvidal were good friends at the beginning of their careers. The friendship was so good that both the men even lived together under one roof. Unfortunately, things turned around, and now both the welterweight combatants share one of the most heated rivalries in the UFC.

In the interview, Covington demanded a fight with Masvidal and claimed that he would end ‘Gamebred’s UFC career in order to earn his third shot at the welterweight gold.

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Meanwhile, ‘Gamebred’ was scheduled to settle his beef with the Brit Leon Edwards at UFC 269. However, the former has pulled out of the fight because of an undisclosed injury.

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Considering their rivalry, Covington vs Masvidal is one fight to make. Hence, it will excite one and all to see if the Miami native is interested in this fight after he recovers.

What are your thoughts on Covington’s words for his fans? What do you guys think about this fight? Let us know in the comments below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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