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Colby Covington Would Be Happy To Welcome Conor McGregor Back To Welterweight

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight challenger Colby Covington believes that sometime in the future Irish mega star Conor McGregor will return to the welterweight division and “Chaos” will be ready to greet him when he does.
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Colby Covington Would Be Happy To Welcome Conor McGregor Back To Welterweight

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight challenger Colby Covington believes that sometime in the future Irish mega star Conor McGregor will return to the welterweight division and “Chaos” will be ready to greet him when he does.
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Kamaru Usman Unfazed by Dana White’s Comments That Covington Will Fight Woodley Next

One might think Kamaru Usman would have an issue after hearing Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White announce that outspoken former interim champion Colby Covington would be next to challenge for Tyron Woodley’s welterweight belt, but he professes not to be bothered by the news.
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Colby Covington Says UFC 228 Will Be a Failure Without Him Headlining

Colby Covington is at it again, suggesting that the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next pay-per-view event, UFC 228, which features a title bout between welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley and Darren Till, won’t generate much interest without him.
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Colby Covington Says UFC 228 Will Be a Failure Without Him Headlining

Colby Covington is at it again, suggesting that the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next pay-per-view event, UFC 228, which features a title bout between welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley and Darren Till, won’t generate much interest without him.
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Colby Covington Wants Tyron Woodley to Emerge Victorious at UFC 228

Colby Covington claims he wants Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley to come out on top against Darren Till next month at UFC 228 so he finally gets to face him as the champion, maintaining that Woodley has ducked him in the past.
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UFC Interim Welterweight Champ Colby Covington Breaks Silence After UFC 228 Snub

Current Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight interim champion Colby Covington has been uncharacteristically quiet since the UFC announced that he would not be fighting champion Tyron Woodley next month at UFC 228, and that Woodley would instead be fighting Liverpool’s Darren Till.
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UFC Interim Welterweight Champ Colby Covington Breaks Silence After UFC 228 Snub

Current Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight interim champion Colby Covington has been uncharacteristically quiet since the UFC announced that he would not be fighting champion Tyron Woodley next month at UFC 228, and that Woodley would instead be fighting Liverpool’s Darren Till.
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Colby Covington Meets With President Trump, Gives Him Worthless Interim Belt

Moderately good fighter but dismal trash-talker Colby Covington won the UFC interim welterweight belt, and since he wants to take some time off to catch his breath, the UFC is rendering that belt null and void when real champ Tyron Woodley fights Darren Till. Which is whatever – if you hold stock in an interim belt these days, you’re a fool.

But Covington has managed to make the most of his worthless piece of gold-painted tin and simulated leather: He cashed it on for a photo op with President Donald Trump.

I guess this makes President Trump the interim welterweight champ now?

Midnight Mania! UFC’s Covington Treatment Shows Interim Belts Are Worthless

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So much for Colby Covington’s White House plans.

I’m not exactly crying for the UFC’s least likable figure, but the UFC just skipping past their own interim champion AGAIN (Remember El Cucuy!) shows how utterly worthless interim belts are. Covington had that belt for less than two months before they made plans to strip him- for a fighter who missed weight in his last bout! I generally enjoy watching Darren Till fight, but he squeaked by Stephen Thompson in a staring contest where basically nothing happened, yet the UFC opted to go with him over the guy with interim gold around his waist.

That tells you all you need to know about how the UFC themselves see the interim belts.

Their belts are fiat currency as it is, held up by the good faith and trust of the MMA fanbase. There are no sanctioning bodies behind the belts, no legal weight justifying their existence. The UFC owns the belts; they have no independent value. Their only value is the value the UFC itself holds as a near-monopoly on the sport’s top talent. That faith and trust in their brand and title belts can be eroded, and has been eroded, as the UFC has created more divisions over the years. Lately, they have been handing out interim belts like candy whenever a sitting champion so much as sneezes. When they then strip their own interim champions whenever they please, it becomes obvious what is happening here: UFC gold is suffering from runaway inflation.

Fighters are catching on. Brian Ortega recently turned down a last-minute fight for an interim belt, and this Covington situation seems to justify his call. The fans have largely caught on already; the question becomes, what good, exactly, is a belt as a promotional tool when no one believes it means anything? The answer doesn’t reflect a long-term strategy for growing the sport, but more of the myopic decision-making the UFC has been making ever since the Fertittas decided to sell the company. With the ESPN deal insulating the UFC’s revenue stream through 2024, will these short-term decisions cost them anything?


Insomnia

Nick Newell was given a tough matchup and lost his second MMA fight on the DWTNCS tonight. He’s taking the loss on the chin and moving forward:

She hit him with the Yoel Romero uppercut. To be clear, I’m not condoning this, exactly, but it sure sounded like he said the black kids stank because they are dirty. Whoever has been teaching him that, is the person that needs to get punched.

Congrats to Jim Miller.

Oh.

Mike Perry pledges his love to his only girl.

The only girl who love me

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I really want to see the Platinum-Borrachinha sparring sessions.

Speaking of Paulo Costa, this is an amazing fight, the ageless Cuban musclehead vs. the young Brazilian powerhouse.

In case you missed it, Cyborg is really gunning for this superfight with Amanda Nunes.

You know that saying about jiu-jitsu being like drowning lions in the ocean? Jaguars wouldn’t have that problem.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Mike Davis might have lost to Sodiq Yussuf but this was slick

Remarkable kicks do not always mean UFC contracts, exhibit 2:

When you forget which sport you are in:


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UFC on Fox 30 is going to be a banger! Pair it with the right beer, courtesy of Flyin Brian J:

It was amazing to hear my personal favorite MMA show, the Co-Main Event podcast, shout out my Kickstarter project, SwitchKick as I was driving to work this morning- listen at 31:15! Hearken to the words of Chad Dundas:


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SwitchKick

My project is live on Kickstarter and I am 5% of the way towards my goal. It has nothing to do with combat sports, but feel free to consider sharing and pledging if it’s something you’re into. Here’s me explaining what its about- you can learn more at SwitchKick.org.

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