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“We All Know That Dude Is Crazy” – UFC World Reacts to Colby Covington’s Private Chat on Khamzat Chimaev Fight

Published 02/03/2023, 7:48 AM EST

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Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has not fought since his last victory against Jorge Masvidal. Since the fight, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the duo. Moreover, duo to an assault, Colby Covington even slammed Masvidal with three lawsuits. However, the former is making the headlines recently for a completely different reason. He reveals that a certain Swedish fighter is afraid of facing him. This revelation has got fans voicing their opinion over social media.

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‘Chaos’ has a remarkable record in the UFC with only three losses out of 15 fights. His last defeat was in his fourth UFC fight against Warlley Alves and since then, he has only lost twice to Kamaru Usman. This makes him a formidable opponent and a credible source to comment on other fighters.

Khamzat Chimaev, the Swedish fighter, is known for his fearless attitude and willingness to take on any challenge. He is a rising star in the UFC with an impressive record of nine wins and zero losses. The news about him being afraid of facing Covington has taken some fans by surprise. Meanwhile, Schmo reported Covington could face Belal Muhammad.


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Colby Covington claims that Chimaev is afraid of him

Covington’s tactics of using trash talk and mind games have been successful in creating buzz and interest in his fights. He has openly stated that he plays a character, which only adds to his mysterious and unpredictable nature in the octagon. His recent statement about Khamzat Chimaev is just one example of his tactics in play.

In a chat screenshot, the American wrote, “Trying to give the fans what they want but he afraid.


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The fan who received the direct message from Covington was quick to share the news on social media, which only added fuel to the fire. Fans are now speculating about the truth behind Covington’s statement and whether Chimaev is actually afraid of facing him in the octagon.

Regardless of the accuracy of Covington’s statement, one thing is clear: he knows how to generate interest in his fights. His tactics have worked in the past, and it will be interesting to see if they will have the same impact in the future.

Fans share their opinion on the Covington message

The fans are eagerly waiting for the next move from both fighters, and the anticipation for their potential match-up continues to grow. Meanwhile, here’s what they had to say:

A fan asked: “what about agains belal ?

Another fan commented: “He also said regarding his return “soon bro I promise it will be worth it

Some fan said: “Chimaev is way too big for 170 pounds, so that’s not gonna happen soon, i think he’s only going to accept a fight in this division if it’s for the belt”

Love Colby but khamz never afraid”


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Whilst a fan mentioned, “No it’s colby. He been quiet ever since the mavsidal incident”


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Khamzat ain’t afraid of anyone”

I remember a time when we didnt actually believe Colbys bullsh*t….”

Saying khamzat is afraid might have been the stupidest thing he couldve made up. We all know that dude is crazy, colby making himself look bad with excuses.. he wants belal cause he think thats the easiest fight, he doesnt want burns or khamzat”


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Himakshu Vyas


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Himakshu Vyas is a Combat Sports author at Essentiallysports. He is passionate about sports, with soccer and MMA being the sports he is most involved in. Aside from that, he follows the global soccer scene.
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