We already knew that Colby Covington could walk the walk just as good as he could talk the talk, but last night’s victory over Robbie Lawler was arguably the most impressive of his UFC career to date.
“Chaos” solidified himself as the 170lb division’s number one contender after a dominant display against former welterweight champion Lawler in Newark.
Covington’s pace and pressure were relentless throughout the five rounds as his mixture of almost impeccable grappling and unpredictable volume striking proved far too much for Lawler.
Coming off the back of a rather controversial defeat to Ben Askren in March, Lawler will have been looking to bounce back with a statement win over Covington, but he struggled throughout as he was stifled constantly by his opponent.
Despite being out of the octagon for a year, Covington looked as impressive as he ever has in his UFC career and a bout with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will surely be his reward for a dominant seventh victory in succession.
After the bout Covington wasted little time in calling out the current 170lb king, ear marking November’s New York card as a potential date for a title fight.
“Marty Fake Newsman, I don’t want to wait until Nov. 2 in Madison Square Garden, we can do it tonight,” Covington said. “We can do it right now. Where you at? I’m coming for you.”
Usman and Covington have frequently engaged in a war of words over the past year or so and they got into another heated exchange on the UFC post fight show.
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“You’re standing here and you’re kind of talking now, when did your balls drop?” Usman said to Covington.”
Covington then responded;
“The only thing you’re losing faster than your hairline is that Power Ranger belt. Stop faking injuries. You’re out for eight months with a hernia injury. It takes six weeks to recover. Stop faking injuries. You’re the Tyron Woodley 2.0,” Covington said.
“You get a call from the President today? That’s right, you’re a loser. No one gives a s—t about you. Everybody came to see me. Shut your mouth and listen to the champ.”