Next week UFC 225 features two American Top Team products going for their own respective belts. In the co-main event, Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington takes on former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title and then Yoel Romero will take on UFC Middleweight champion Robert ‘the Reaper’ Whittaker.
There is no brainer to the fact that Covington who trains alongside Romero is rooting for the ‘Soldier of God’ to get the job done but claimed that he’ll move up to the middleweight division to knock out Whittaker if Romero fails to do so.
“I think it’s a great match up,” Covington said of the UFC 225 main event between Whittaker and Romero, per BJPenn.com’s Tom Taylor. “I think Yoel has all the tools to put Whittaker away. He won those first two rounds in the first fight, so it’s going to be a very competitive fight and I don’t know what to expect. What will we see fro Whittaker coming back from injury? He may not be the same from his injuries. Yoel looked on fire, he just knocked out Rockhold. I’ll definitely have my eyes on that. I’m not going to go up and challenge Romero ’cause he’s my teammate and I like the guy, but if Whittaker wins I’ll definitely be looking to go up and knock him out just like Choir boy (Stephen Thompson) did.”
Covington has admitted in the past that he vows to be the first three-division champion in the history of the sport. Covington has his eyes on lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s belt as well.
“I’m looking for three belts,” Covington said in an interview with BJPenn.com last month. “I’m looking to do something that’s never been done in this sport. I wanna go down to 155. I wanna go up to 185 middleweight and take the belt. Whitaker hasn’t been that impressive. He got knocked out by choir boy Thompson. Karate, everybody knows that shit 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.”