Covington Wants Three Division titles
With an interim title shot approaching, Colby Covington doesn’t want to stop with the welterweight title.
In a recent interview with BJ Penn Radio, Covington, who is preparing to face Rafael dos Anjos for the interim crown at UFC 225, also wants to win the lightweight and middleweight titles.
“I’m looking for three belts. I’m looking to do something that’s never been done in this sport,” Covington said. “I wanna go down to 155. I wanna go up to 185 and take the belt.”
“Robert Whittaker hasn’t been that impressive,” he continued. “He got knocked out by choir boy Stephen Thompson. Karate, everybody knows that s*** don’t work. As far as Khabib, the guy couldn’t finish a real estate on 20 hours notice. That’s sad, man. If that dweeb ever comes up to 170, I’ll rag doll him like the chump he is.”
Even though many in MMA continue to talk about Khabib as the “next big thing,” Covington is not that all impressed.
“He’s not that talented, man. His wrestling doesn’t add up to good wrestlers,” Covington said of Nurmagomedov. “He has good pressure, but he’s going against guys, not all American Division I wrestlers who have been wrestling since they were five years old.”
“I’m a bigger, better, strong, everything better than him. I’m way more handsome. We all know that. I don’t think that his skills are that good, and they don’t translate up to 170, but that’s why I’ll go to 155 if need be.”
In the meantime, Covington will have to get past dos Anjos first, as they co-headline UFC 225 on June 9th in Chicago.