“This guy is nothing more than a participation trophy winner,” Colby Covington is ready to face Khamzat Chimaev

The former UFC interim Welterweight champion, Colby Covington is ready to face anyone whom UFC puts in front of him, even Khamzat Chimaev.

Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington
Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington

The former UFC interim Welterweight champion, Colby Covington is still sore for his loss against Kamaru Usman at the main event of UFC 268. But ‘Chaos’ is determined to come back in an even stronger way and face anyone whom UFC puts in front of him, even Khamzat Chimaev.

Chimaev stormed the UFC Welterweight rankings with a win against Li Jingliang at UFC 267 and the promotion is already looking for a big name for his next fight and Colby Covington is ready to present him this opportunity. Talking about the same in his latest interview with MMA Fighting, Covington says,

“He’s a joke. He needs to beat someone worthy — someone in the top 5, someone in the top of the rankings, not just fight hand-picked people. What does he have, four UFC fights? The media loves to rush these kids and these hype jobs. This is fighting, man. People can get seriously hurt from rushing people like that.”

“But if you guys want to rush a guy, take some time off of his life and send him for hospital treatment, then, yeah, the door is open for that. I love doing good business and I love doing business with the UFC. It would be an honor to beat who they want me to beat, and if that’s the name they put in front of me,”

Colby Covington added, “I can promise you that I’m gonna train extremely hard and I’m gonna show a new skill set the world hasn’t seen yet. You kind of see that from me every fight, I get better every fight. I add new layers to my game, so whoever they try and match me up with next, you’re gonna see those new layers and someone is gonna get seriously hurt.” {H/t MMA Fighting}

Colby Covington is ready for any challenge that UFC puts in front of him

Colby Covington
Colby Covington

Covington knows that his road for the trilogy fight against Usman is long right now and he needs at least three or four big wins to get one more title shot. But at the same time, he is ready to face anyone, whoever UFC puts in front of him.

Covington added, “I’ll fight anybody. That’s what the best in the world does, they come out and prove it,” Covington stated. “I’m willing to prove it. Guys like Jorge Masvidal, he won’t prove it. He just says things to the media. He talks reckless, but he won’t prove it. I’m out here ready to prove it, so anybody, bring them all. Just don’t expect to get them back in one piece.” {H/t MMA Fighting}

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