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UFC 225: Colby Covington Targets Chicago’s Sports Teams in Latest Trash Talking Bit

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Although Colby Covington has secured a shot at securing a interim welterweight title, “Chaos” hasn’t eased up on his trash talking and trolling ways.

The noted wrestler will face Rafael dos Anjos this Saturday at UFC 225, and the winner will emerge with the interim 170 belt, and very likely a fight with reigning champ, Tyron Woodley. Covington has been booked for the high stakes opportunity largely due to his five fight winning streak, but also because of his recent run of verbal attacks, which have grabbed him headlines.

Case in point, after Covington defeated Demia Maia last year, the American caused quite a stir, by referring to Brazilian fans as “dirty animals”. Well, in a recent media call to promote UFC 225, Covington didn’t target the card’s host city residents, but he did have this to say about two of Chicago’s beloved sports teams (quote via MMA Weekly):

“I can’t wait to go takeover Chicago,” Covington said. “The Bulls, they’ve been sucking lately and the Bears, that team is trash so they’re going to get a championship caliber fighter when I come to the city.”

This is likely all part of Covington’s plan to be a “super villain”, which he also reportedly mentioned in the call:

“I’m good for business. I’m the super villain of this division. I’m the super villain of the whole entire UFC,” Covington said. “They’re starting to realize my worth. I’m the most notable fighter right now. Everybody wants to watch me. Whether they want to see me lose or win, it’s all the same f–king thing.

There you have it. Now, has Covington generated more interest in his fights because of his trash talking bits? It certainly seems that way. Is he “the most notable fighter right now”?

While Covington’s profile has raised considerably over the last year, it’s hard to make the case right now that he’s one of the UFC’s biggest draws and or names. For example, as it stands right now, Covington has 31.8 thousand followers on Twitter. RDA has 174 thousand. Holly Holm, who will fight Megan Anderson at UFC 225, has 347 thousand.

If Covington can go out and score a decisive win over dos Anjos on Friday, however, then you would think there will be a fair amount of buzz about him fighting Woodley later this year. But, it remains to be seen if Covington can deliver on his pre-fight rhetoric, in terms of defeating RDA.

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UFC 225: Colby Covington Targets Chicago’s Sports Teams in Latest Trash Talking Bit

(This post first appeared on MMAFrenzy.)

Although Colby Covington has secured a shot at securing a interim welterweight title, “Chaos” hasn’t eased up on his trash talking and trolling ways.

The noted wrestler will face Rafael dos Anjos this Saturday at UFC 225, and the winner will emerge with the interim 170 belt, and very likely a fight with reigning champ, Tyron Woodley. Covington has been booked for the high stakes opportunity largely due to his five fight winning streak, but also because of his recent run of verbal attacks, which have grabbed him headlines.

Case in point, after Covington defeated Demia Maia last year, the American caused quite a stir, by referring to Brazilian fans as “dirty animals”. Well, in a recent media call to promote UFC 225, Covington didn’t target the card’s host city residents, but he did have this to say about two of Chicago’s beloved sports teams (quote via MMA Weekly):

“I can’t wait to go takeover Chicago,” Covington said. “The Bulls, they’ve been sucking lately and the Bears, that team is trash so they’re going to get a championship caliber fighter when I come to the city.”

This is likely all part of Covington’s plan to be a “super villain”, which he also reportedly mentioned in the call:

“I’m good for business. I’m the super villain of this division. I’m the super villain of the whole entire UFC,” Covington said. “They’re starting to realize my worth. I’m the most notable fighter right now. Everybody wants to watch me. Whether they want to see me lose or win, it’s all the same f–king thing.

There you have it. Now, has Covington generated more interest in his fights because of his trash talking bits? It certainly seems that way. Is he “the most notable fighter right now”?

While Covington’s profile has raised considerably over the last year, it’s hard to make the case right now that he’s one of the UFC’s biggest draws and or names. For example, as it stands right now, Covington has 31.8 thousand followers on Twitter. RDA has 174 thousand. Holly Holm, who will fight Megan Anderson at UFC 225, has 347 thousand.

If Covington can go out and score a decisive win over dos Anjos on Friday, however, then you would think there will be a fair amount of buzz about him fighting Woodley later this year. But, it remains to be seen if Covington can deliver on his pre-fight rhetoric, in terms of defeating RDA.

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Colby Covington: ‘Fraud’ Tyron Woodley Trying to Leverage UFC for One Last ‘Money Fight’

In a logical world, the winner of the interim welterweight title bout between Colby Covington and Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 would be in line to face reigning champion Tyron Woodley late in 2018.
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Rafael Dos Anjos Is a Champ for Destroying Colby Covington on a Conference Call

Former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos deserves our respect for all that he’s accomplished in the cage. He deserves our undying love and affection for totally destroying Colby Covington on a media conference call today.

Dos Anjos and Covington are fighting in the co-main event of UFC 225, and Covington got that opportunity by running his mouth and being a complete douche. But it’s not a good persona that Covington has adopted – it’s more annoying than amusing – and when he gets slaughtered in the cage, the payoff will be never having to see him in the spotlight again.

Here’s a sample of the back-and-forth Dos Anjos and Covington had on the call, courtesy of MMAFighting:

“I grew up in Brazil in the favelas, man. Bullies, trash talking, doesn’t work with me,” dos Anjos said Thursday on a heated UFC 225 media conference call. “But I think Colby, he’s just trying [to be Conor McGregor]. Conor does it well. Conor, he’s a rich man, he makes a lot of money, he’s a businessman, and I can respect that. But Colby, he’s just a worse version of Conor McGregor. He’s trying to be like Conor, but when he loses to me, his career is done. All he has is talk, nothing else.”

“Dude, you don’t believe one word that’s coming out of your mouth, Ralphie,” Covington shot back. “Let’s be honest, you ain’t teaching me sh*t. I’ve been to Brazil more than you’ve been there. You live in America, land of the free and home of the brave.”

“That’s a Conor McGregor joke,” dos Anjos responded. “That’s Conor McGregor’s joke, man. You’ve got to create something new. … You’re so fake, bro. You’re so fake. I’m about to be a legend, man, getting two belts. You’re so fake. You say you’re going to say something to Joe Rogan’s face? You say nothing when you see people face-to-face, man. You’re a fraud. You just look at your phone, man. You just bow your head. You just bow your head down and not even look around, man. You don’t even look around.”

“Yeah, because I’m professional fighter,” Covington replied.

“Nah, you’re nothing,” dos Anjos said. “You’re fake. If you’re trying to be a bad guy, you’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. You’re trying to be a bad guy, man. You’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. Don’t be fake.”

If I had to guess, I’d say that when Covington got off the phone, he ran into his bathroom and cried.

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Rafael Dos Anjos Is a Champ for Destroying Colby Covington on a Conference Call

Former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos deserves our respect for all that he’s accomplished in the cage. He deserves our undying love and affection for totally destroying Colby Covington on a media conference call today.

Dos Anjos and Covington are fighting in the co-main event of UFC 225, and Covington got that opportunity by running his mouth and being a complete douche. But it’s not a good persona that Covington has adopted – it’s more annoying than amusing – and when he gets slaughtered in the cage, the payoff will be never having to see him in the spotlight again.

Here’s a sample of the back-and-forth Dos Anjos and Covington had on the call, courtesy of MMAFighting:

“I grew up in Brazil in the favelas, man. Bullies, trash talking, doesn’t work with me,” dos Anjos said Thursday on a heated UFC 225 media conference call. “But I think Colby, he’s just trying [to be Conor McGregor]. Conor does it well. Conor, he’s a rich man, he makes a lot of money, he’s a businessman, and I can respect that. But Colby, he’s just a worse version of Conor McGregor. He’s trying to be like Conor, but when he loses to me, his career is done. All he has is talk, nothing else.”

“Dude, you don’t believe one word that’s coming out of your mouth, Ralphie,” Covington shot back. “Let’s be honest, you ain’t teaching me sh*t. I’ve been to Brazil more than you’ve been there. You live in America, land of the free and home of the brave.”

“That’s a Conor McGregor joke,” dos Anjos responded. “That’s Conor McGregor’s joke, man. You’ve got to create something new. … You’re so fake, bro. You’re so fake. I’m about to be a legend, man, getting two belts. You’re so fake. You say you’re going to say something to Joe Rogan’s face? You say nothing when you see people face-to-face, man. You’re a fraud. You just look at your phone, man. You just bow your head. You just bow your head down and not even look around, man. You don’t even look around.”

“Yeah, because I’m professional fighter,” Covington replied.

“Nah, you’re nothing,” dos Anjos said. “You’re fake. If you’re trying to be a bad guy, you’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. You’re trying to be a bad guy, man. You’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. Don’t be fake.”

If I had to guess, I’d say that when Covington got off the phone, he ran into his bathroom and cried.

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Rafael Dos Anjos Is a Champ for Destroying Colby Covington on a Conference Call

Former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos deserves our respect for all that he’s accomplished in the cage. He deserves our undying love and affection for totally destroying Colby Covington on a media conference call today.

Dos Anjos and Covington are fighting in the co-main event of UFC 225, and Covington got that opportunity by running his mouth and being a complete douche. But it’s not a good persona that Covington has adopted – it’s more annoying than amusing – and when he gets slaughtered in the cage, the payoff will be never having to see him in the spotlight again.

Here’s a sample of the back-and-forth Dos Anjos and Covington had on the call, courtesy of MMAFighting:

“I grew up in Brazil in the favelas, man. Bullies, trash talking, doesn’t work with me,” dos Anjos said Thursday on a heated UFC 225 media conference call. “But I think Colby, he’s just trying [to be Conor McGregor]. Conor does it well. Conor, he’s a rich man, he makes a lot of money, he’s a businessman, and I can respect that. But Colby, he’s just a worse version of Conor McGregor. He’s trying to be like Conor, but when he loses to me, his career is done. All he has is talk, nothing else.”

“Dude, you don’t believe one word that’s coming out of your mouth, Ralphie,” Covington shot back. “Let’s be honest, you ain’t teaching me sh*t. I’ve been to Brazil more than you’ve been there. You live in America, land of the free and home of the brave.”

“That’s a Conor McGregor joke,” dos Anjos responded. “That’s Conor McGregor’s joke, man. You’ve got to create something new. … You’re so fake, bro. You’re so fake. I’m about to be a legend, man, getting two belts. You’re so fake. You say you’re going to say something to Joe Rogan’s face? You say nothing when you see people face-to-face, man. You’re a fraud. You just look at your phone, man. You just bow your head. You just bow your head down and not even look around, man. You don’t even look around.”

“Yeah, because I’m professional fighter,” Covington replied.

“Nah, you’re nothing,” dos Anjos said. “You’re fake. If you’re trying to be a bad guy, you’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. You’re trying to be a bad guy, man. You’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. Don’t be fake.”

If I had to guess, I’d say that when Covington got off the phone, he ran into his bathroom and cried.

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Rafael Dos Anjos Is a Champ for Destroying Colby Covington on a Conference Call

Former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos deserves our respect for all that he’s accomplished in the cage. He deserves our undying love and affection for totally destroying Colby Covington on a media conference call today.

Dos Anjos and Covington are fighting in the co-main event of UFC 225, and Covington got that opportunity by running his mouth and being a complete douche. But it’s not a good persona that Covington has adopted – it’s more annoying than amusing – and when he gets slaughtered in the cage, the payoff will be never having to see him in the spotlight again.

Here’s a sample of the back-and-forth Dos Anjos and Covington had on the call, courtesy of MMAFighting:

“I grew up in Brazil in the favelas, man. Bullies, trash talking, doesn’t work with me,” dos Anjos said Thursday on a heated UFC 225 media conference call. “But I think Colby, he’s just trying [to be Conor McGregor]. Conor does it well. Conor, he’s a rich man, he makes a lot of money, he’s a businessman, and I can respect that. But Colby, he’s just a worse version of Conor McGregor. He’s trying to be like Conor, but when he loses to me, his career is done. All he has is talk, nothing else.”

“Dude, you don’t believe one word that’s coming out of your mouth, Ralphie,” Covington shot back. “Let’s be honest, you ain’t teaching me sh*t. I’ve been to Brazil more than you’ve been there. You live in America, land of the free and home of the brave.”

“That’s a Conor McGregor joke,” dos Anjos responded. “That’s Conor McGregor’s joke, man. You’ve got to create something new. … You’re so fake, bro. You’re so fake. I’m about to be a legend, man, getting two belts. You’re so fake. You say you’re going to say something to Joe Rogan’s face? You say nothing when you see people face-to-face, man. You’re a fraud. You just look at your phone, man. You just bow your head. You just bow your head down and not even look around, man. You don’t even look around.”

“Yeah, because I’m professional fighter,” Covington replied.

“Nah, you’re nothing,” dos Anjos said. “You’re fake. If you’re trying to be a bad guy, you’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. You’re trying to be a bad guy, man. You’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. Don’t be fake.”

If I had to guess, I’d say that when Covington got off the phone, he ran into his bathroom and cried.

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Covington Is An Original, Not A ‘Coked-Up Leprechaun’ Like McGregor

He’s also not a multi-millionaire like Conor McGregor.

Colby Covington is trying to be like … Colby Covington.

That stands in contrast to accusations that he’s attempting to ape former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who — like Chael Sonnen before him — rose to prominence by way of rampant trash talk.

But “Chaos” insists he’s an original, one-of-a-kind welterweight who is simply telling it like it is, and not a “coked-up little Leprechaun” like McGregor. After his attack on Jon Jones fell flat, Covington set his sights on the rest of the roster (to mixed results).

From his conversation with BJ Penn Radio:

“People, they wanna say I’m mimicking McGregor, I’m mimicking Chael Sonnen. I’m not trying to be anything like them. Does it look like I’m trying to get followers or I’m trying to get fans? He’s a coked-up little Leprechaun. At the end of the day, all these people that wanna say I’m trying to mimic another person, no. I’m unique in my own way. No one’s ever done and went the route I’ve went, full super villain here.”

This move certainly pissed off a bunch of folks.

Covington will have the opportunity to back up his trash talk when he collides with Rafael dos Anjos in the UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event on June 9 in Chicago, a fight that is expected to send the winner into battle with the recuperating Tyron Woodley.

If Covington really wants to be like McGregor, he can win the temporary title at UFC 225, then disappear into the void for over a year and clog up the 170-pound division. or get arrested for smashing up a bus in Brooklyn.

After all, he does have experience with police.

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Report: Dos Anjos Vs Covington In Talks For UFC 224 In Rio

I think at this point, every division should have two champions. One for the fighter who wins the title, and another for the highest-ranking contender willing to defend it. Kind of how like Darth Vader did all the dirty work for Emperor Palpatine.

“Something-something-something interim title.”

That appears to be the case with the upcoming UFC 224 pay-per-view (PPV) event, slotted for May 12, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is in talks to collide with 170-pound motormouth Colby Covington.

Dos Anjos was anointed next title contender by none other than UFC President Dana White; however, it’s hard to fight for the strap when the reigning champion is unable (or just flat-out refuses) to fight.

Hence the “welterwhiner” phenomenon.

The Brazilian is 3-0 since jumping up from the lightweight division (28-9 overall) and scored his most impressive win to date by outworking Robbie Lawler in Winnipeg. Covington (13-1), meanwhile, has won five in a row and recently bested Demian Maia in the filthy dump called Brazil.

Anyone out there in MMA land in favor of this potential pairing?

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Colby Covington received death threats after spoiling ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Even if it isn’t fight related, UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington seems to always get himself in hot water.

The controversial 170-pound fighter rubbed a ton of people the wrong way when he spoiled the ending of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” last week on Twitter. Despite his wrongdoing, Covington has no regrets for ruining one of the biggest movies of 2017 for one of the most dedicated fan bases around.

“Man, let’s be honest,” Covington said in a recent interview with BJ Penn Radio host Jason Kindschy. “Star Wars is for nerds and virgins. I did them a favor, Jason. They should be thanking me, instead of sending me death threats. And no, I didn’t watch it, Jason. I got laid. I went to Reddit, and all my haters are virgins, so it was an easy way to ruin their pathetic lives.”

“Come on, man. I ain’t got two and a half hours to waste in my fucking life on some retarded movie like that,” he said. “I’d rather just ruin it for all the nerds and virgins in the world. That’s all my haters, anyways.”

As a result of his social media trolling, Covington has been bombarded with egregious responses, including death threats and implications that he’d have a future encounter with ISIS.

“Yes, I did receive death threats,” Covington explained. “People said they were going to bomb my house in Oregon. People were saying that they hope ISIS burns my family and this and that.

“Yeah, ISIS,” he continued. “They said ‘I hope ISIS burns your family.’”

Just when you thought Covington was in the clear after getting pelted by a Fabricio Werdum boomerang he goes and sticks his neck again on social media. And even though Covington did his best to ruin the anticipation for “nerds” worldwide, his spoiling efforts still aren’t on par with this guy.

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