Colby Covington is the number 1 ranked welterweight contender. Despite cementing his authority as the same, he hasn’t been able to land the Welterweight title match against Kamaru Usman, due to the fact that he was finished the first time he met ‘The Nigerian’ at UFC 245.
In a recent interview with Submission Radio, Colby Covington ripped into UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier of all people. In fact, ‘Chaos’ had been taking shots at Poirier of late, after showing truckloads of interviewers, a video of Poirier beating up an amateur prior to his Khabib Nurmagomedov fight in 2019.
Number one ranked welterweight vs number one ranked lightweight!
Covington called out Poirier for a match, and accused him of being scared, and trashed him for not signing the contract. Hurling some expletives at the ‘Diamond’, Covington sounded confident about beating the number one ranked lightweight contender in the UFC.
Covington was quoted as saying, “Dustin’s scared and he doesn’t want to sign the dotted line. And that would be just as much of a victory, because everybody will know how much of a man I am and how much of a bitch he is”
Colby Covington shares his prediction for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier!
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier, trilogy fight takes place on the 10th of July at UFC 264. The winner of the fight will take on the lightweight champion Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title. In the same interview, Covington gave his prediction for the upcoming trilogy fight.
Covington was quoted as saying, “If Conor can make the adjustments, if he can stay out of the way of the calf kicks. I see that as his path to victory. I think he is a hard puncher and he is a little bit more fluent on his feet. But, we’ll have to see which Conor shows up, is it the motivated Conor of the past, or the guy that has got a lot of money in his bank account, and there is no drive and fire in him anymore.” [h/t firstsportz/
However, Colby concluded, “If I have to bet on it, I’ll try and pick Dustin Poirier. I think he is a little bit better in his prime… You know, he is still slightly hungry.” [h/t firstsportz]
Do you agree with Colby Covington’s prediction of Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier?