UFC welterweight Colby Covington has taken the term “looking for a fight” to a whole new level.
Covington holds an impressive 6-1 record in the UFC Octagon, and an 11-1 record overall. Naturally, the 170-pounder seeks to build on that record, get some more high profile fights, and eventually a shot at a championship. Yet, pickings have proved slim for Covington since winning his third fight in a row back in December. Covington has even resorted to taunting other competitors in his weight class, in order to get a fight.
However, with the trash talk having landed him no closer to the fight he wants, Covington has switched tactics and started begging. No really, he’s standing in the street begging.
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) March 16, 2017
And, this shot fired at all the fighters Covington believes are avoiding him:
Just want to take this time to say F U to all the ranked @ufc welterweights dodging me and robbing me of a brighter future!
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) March 30, 2017
If Covington’s tactic works, these Mayweather-MacGregor negotiations could become really interesting.
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