Colby Covington Welcomes Clash With Conor McGregor: ‘I Beat Him 10 Times Out Of 10’

    ByRoss Markey

    Mar 30, 2022
    Colby Covington

    Former interim UFC welterweight titleholder, Colby Covington has claimed that should former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor make a welterweight division excursion upon his return to the Octagon, he would welcome a fight with the Dubliner – but insists that ten times from ten, he would handily defeat him.

    Covington, who has been the subject of headlines over the last week, was involved in an alleged physical altercation with former opponent, Jorge Masvidal outside a Miami Beach restaurant, in which he was attacked by the latter, resulting in a fractured tooth, an abrasion to his left wrist, and $15,000 worth of damage to his Rolex watch.

    Colby Covington pressed charges officially against Masvidal following the alleged attack, with the Florida native ultimately arrested and subsequently released on bond after he was charged with felony counts of aggravated battery, and criminal mischief.

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    Colby Covington has twice challenged for undisputed UFC welterweight gold

    The pair had initially met inside the Octagon just earlier this month in the main event of UFC 272, with Covington securing a unanimous decision victory over former teammate, Masvidal over the course of five rounds.

    With his path to a third title offing with defending champion, Kamaru Usman currently less than straightforward, numerous opponents have been suggested next for Covington – who himself welcomed the emergence of McGregor at 170lbs, but insisted that any sort of confrontation would be less than competitive.

    “I think he’s (Conor McGregor) just probably trying to talk himself up and get himself hyped up,” Colby Covington said on The Full Send Podcast. “But he’s not going to come over here and fight real men in a real man’s weight class. He’s a great fighter. He’s done good business for himself. And he definitely holds a lot of Ls over Dustin Poirier still. But if you’re talking about 170, that’s not his weight class.”

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    “I mean, I would (fight Conor McGregor), but he’s not gonna fight someone where he knows there’s a zero per cent chance to win,” Colby Covington explained. “Because, there’s no luck factor. Like, he can’t even hit lightning in a bottle. Realistically, I beat that guy ten out of ten times. We’re talking statistics, and life’s all about numbers.” (Transcribed by SportsKeeda)

    During his time on the sidelines since suffering a fractured left tibia in his UFC 264 rubber match against the aforenoted, Dustin Poirier – McGregor recently claimed that he envisions a return fight against the above noted, Usman – in a bid to become the first three-weight champion in the antiquity of the organization.