Colby Covington is not exactly a fan of anyone on the UFC roster. It appears as though he has a special relationship with Nigerians, more specifically Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya.
Colby Covington recently fought Kamaru Usman at UFC 268. The fight didn’t go his way and now he finds himself figuring out what’s next.
That could potentially be a move to middleweight. The UFC title challenger certainly has the size for it and apparently, he has never had issues sparring against bigger guys in the past.
Colby Covington recently spoke to James Lynch for MMANews where the subject of middleweight came up.
“Yeah, it’s an option. I used to train with middleweights all the time. I always used to love to train with bigger guys ‘cos I just knew I could wear them out quicker. They’re bigger and they’ve got more muscle and they just wear faster. They’re a lot slower, too. They’re not as quick as welterweights. So, it’s just easier to train with those guys and beat them up.”
The subject of Israel Adesanya naturally came up and the UFC welterweight did not hold back. He isn’t impressed with his ground game, at all.
“If the right opportunity presents itself, I’ll destroy anybody at middleweight,” Covington told MMA News. “I mean, Stylebender, he can’t wrestle. He’s not a well-rounded fighter, you know. I’d honestly, I’d take him down and gas him out; he wouldn’t be able to stop me. He’s getting taken down by that guy that he fought last fight (Blachowicz). That guy doesn’t even take guys down, he’s never even wrestled; the 205 champ.
“If the right opportunity presents itself man, trust me, I know how good I am. These guys can’t stop me, man. I’ve never lost a round to a middleweight when I used to train with those guys. We’ll see.”
Colby Covington going to middleweight doesn’t seem too likely but it could be an option if Kamaru Usman stays champion. The UFC welterweight will have some decisions to make in the future.