“The guy is a joke, honestly, he should probably just retire,” Colby Covington scoffs Stephen Thompson demanding a title shot after UFC 264

Colby Covington believes Stephen Thompson doesn't deserve the title shot even if he wins against Gilbert Burns at UFC 264.

Colby Covington and Stephen Thompson
Colby Covington and Stephen Thompson

The UFC Welterweight title picture will be more puzzled after the match between Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson will take place at UFC 264. If Wonderboy wins this one, he demanded a title shot against Kamaru Usman as he is the only fighter in the top 5 who hasn’t faced Usman until now.

Although, the UFC president Dana White is still leaning towards the rematch between Colby Covington and Usman and the number 1 contender Colby Covington believes Wonderboy shouldn’t be even in the conversation.

In his latest interview with MMA Fighting, Covington says, “The guy is a joke, He thinks he’s cool with his karate. He’s not a well-rounded fighter and he doesn’t deserve anything. He’s already had his title shots. He doesn’t deserve anything. Honestly, he should probably just retire.”

“He’s gonna get hurt, for sure. He’s gonna come back for a paycheck, and these guys don’t know when to leave. You’ve got to know when it’s your time to hang it up. Your time has passed, you’re gonna get really hurt if you want to stay in this. But some guys want to take a paycheck to ruin their health.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Colby Covington isn’t impressed with Stephen Thompson’s resume for the title shot

Colby Covington
Colby Covington

Stephen Thompson challenged Tyron Woodley for his UFC Welterweight title at UFC 205. This fight ended as a draw but in the very next fight, Woodley won the fight by unanimous decision and defended his title.

Now, Wonderboy is on a two-fight win streak with his latest win coming against Geoff Neal in his last fight. Earning a victory against the former title contender will put him right into the title spot. But Colby Covington doesn’t agree with this.

Covington says, “The thing is, ‘The Karate Kid’ — which is a joke he’s still calling himself a kid — the guy’s a 40-year-old virgin, he drives kids around in a karate van and wants to call himself a boy,”

“No, you’re a grown ass man, you’re almost a grandfather now. You can see the gray hairs coming out of the side of your head. If anything, that guy needs to stop complaining, man. He’s had, what, two or three title shots? He’s had more title shots than anyone in this division. He got destroyed by Woodley.”

‘Chaos’ added, “He got dropped, bloody. Man, the guy’s a bum. I don’t know why he’s trying to talk like he deserves a title shot. You just got knocked out by Anthony Pettis like a year or two ago.”

“A lightweight, a guy that’s not even signed by the UFC anymore. You’re on a two-fight winning streak. Your last fight you were beating a busboy for Outback Steakhouse. Think about that for a second.”

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