Colby Covington defeated former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45) at the Prudential Center in a dominating fashion. He displayed tremendous athleticism, cardio and fight IQ.
Covington dominated Lawler for the full five rounds. He managed to take Lawler down several times throughout the fight and by the latter half of the fight, he even dominated Lawler with his striking.
This win over Lawler sets up a fight with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman who Covington took no time in calling out. Both fighters started a verbal attack at each other during an interview at ESPN desk. Security guards were present during the interview as well.
Colby started the assault by calling Kamaru Usman by calling him Tyron Woodley 2.0 and that he faked an injury.
“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.”
“He sucks. Where’s he good? He beat my sloppy seconds after I already beat them,” Covington shouted. “He beat guys that were left for dead. Rafael dos Anjos, Demian Maia, I left them for dead. He came and picked up the scraps after me. He’s a joke. He’s following in my footsteps.” (H/T – MMAFighting.com)
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