“Got me kicked out,” Colby Covington unleashes vengeful fury calling out ‘frightened’ Dustin Poirier for a fight

Colby Covington invokes former American Top Team (ATT) teammate Dustin Poirier as a 'prospect' for his dream fight down the line


“Got me kicked out,” Colby Covington unleashes vengeful fury calling out ‘frightened’ Dustin Poirier for a fight

Colby Covington wants to fight Dustin Poirier (Via X)

Colby Covington will face welterweight champion Leon Edwards, at the the UFC 296 main event. This title match is to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 16. Meanwhile on the same card, flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja will face Brandon Royval, in the co-main event. Edwards, the champion is currently at #4 in the pound-for-pound rankings, according to ESPN.

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Covington on the other hand, has no official ranking in the listing due to inactivity. This was due to a post-match scuffle with Jorge Masvidal. Now, the fighter has talked about a Dustin Poirier pairing. In the lead-up to the matchup, Covington has named his wishlist of fighters. They have included the likes of lightweight king Islam Makhachev, to Conor McGregor.

He has labeled the lightweight champion as the money fight while commending McGregor as one of the biggest names in the promotion. While he has been dismissive of Edwards, he looks forward to it. One other name thrown into the mix was Poirier. Speaking to UFC.com, he said:

A guy by the name of Dustin ‘Soreier.’ He’s the one that got me kicked out of my old gym by crying and having feelings. I would love to square up with Dustin ‘Soreier,’ but he’s afraid of me and he’s afraid of my shadow. I’ll never get to fight him because he’s just scared.

At 21-3, 1 NC, Edwards is fresh off a two-win streak; the latest being by way of a majority decision at UFC 286. This was against co-contender and pound-for-pound king Kamaru Usman. Covington served as the backup for their consecutive face-offs, thus earning him to be cued in for a title shot. He has not fought after a win over Masvidal at UFC 272.

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The former UFC interim welterweight champion had been a peer to Poirier, at the American Top Team (ATT). Conversely, he blames ‘Diamond ‘ for his exit. Now, the fighter yearns for a dream fight with the former teammate, after having parted ways.

Colby Covington surprises Donald Trump with infamous mugshot suit

Colby “Chaos” Covington is an avid supporter and acquaintance of former president Donald Trump. Subsequently, in a very like-minded fashion, he is also the 45th president’s favorite fighter. Both entities hold each other in high regard; so much so that Trump often is in attendance at his matchups. Covington faces Leon Edwards for the welterweight title at UFC 296. The event is accordingly to be marked by Trump’s presence.

Colby Covington gifted Donald Trump a custom suit ahead of his fight with Leon Edwards, at UFC 296
Colby Covington gifted Donald Trump a custom suit ahead of his fight with Leon Edwards, at UFC 296 (Source: Twitter)

In recent news though, the welterweight contender gifted Trump with a suit that is endowed with his infamous, frowning mugshot, at the Mar-a-Lago club. The picture itself has seen publication in a variety of media outlets over the years.

Thus, morphing it into a famous piece of art. Following suit with Covington’s penchant for the theatricals, the esteemed guest is expected to wear the suit at UFC 296.

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In the recent past, the former president attended events like UFC 287 and UFC 295. The Republican Party nominee, who held tenure from 2017 to 2021, is eyeing a fateful rerun for 2024 again.

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