Colby Covington News
Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington will take place at either UFC 295 or UFC 296: “It’ll be before the end of the year”
Harry Kettle - September 13, 2023
Ian Garry hopeful for future dream fight with Colby Covington: "Slap the mouth off of him"
Josh Evanoff - September 11, 2023
Colby Covington claims Jon Jones got him booted from November’s UFC 295 event: “He refuses to share a card with me”
Susan Cox - August 17, 2023
Stephen Thompson shares prediction for proposed Colby Covington vs Leon Edwards title fight: “I don't see Colby having anything for him”
Susan Cox - July 27, 2023
Colby Covington slams “coward ref” for costing him his first fight with Kamaru Usman: “Of course the guy’s gonna rig it”
Josh Evanoff - July 25, 2023
Colby Covington vows to ask Jon Jones the “tough questions” if he co-headlines UFC 295 at MSG
Fernando Quiles - July 23, 2023
The beef between Colby Covington and Jon Jones is alive and well. Over the years, Covington hasn’t been shy about slamming Jones in the media. “Chaos” has made things personal with his former college roommate. Covington has slammed Jones over his past legal issues and the picogram fiasco. He’s even urged the UFC Heavyweight Champion to, “Go do some more coke. Go cheat on your wife some more,” before calling Jones a “dirtbag” back in 2017.
Colby Covington claims Dustin Poirier and Khamzat Chimaev turned him down which led to lengthy layoff
Cole Shelton - July 21, 2023
Colby Covington has a reason for why he hasn’t fought since March of 2022. Covington last fought back at UFC 272 when he defeated Jorge Masvidal by decision. Since then, ‘Chaos’ claims he has been trying to get a fight but no one has wanted to fight him, which is why he has been off for over a year and a half. However, according to Covington, he says he was offered both Dustin Poirier and Khamzat Chimaev but they both turned him down.
Colby Covington casts doubt on Khamzat Chimaev vs. Paulo Costa actually happening at UFC 294: “Those guys are some of the biggest jokers in the sport”
Susan Cox - July 21, 2023
Colby Covington is casting doubt on Khamzat Chimaev vs. Paulo Costa actually happening at UFC 294. It was earlier this week that Costa took to ‘Twitter’ relaying the news that his fight with Chimaev was on – this before anything was announced by the UFC.
Colby Covington warns Islam Makhachev against moving up to welterweight: “Keep acting like you wanna come up to Daddy's division”
Harry Kettle - July 21, 2023
Colby Covington has warned Islam Makhachev against making a potential move up to welterweight in the future. Everyone knows that Colby Covington likes to run his mouth. In addition to that, he also enjoys teasing other fighters, with the two usually going hand in hand.
Colby Covington unloads on “unreliable” Jon Jones ahead of UFC 295: “He could beat his wife again, end up in jail”
Harry Kettle - July 21, 2023
Report | Leon Edwards targeted to defend his welterweight title at UFC 295 against Colby Covington
Cole Shelton - July 20, 2023
Leon Edwards will be returning to the Octagon in November. UFC president Dana White told TNT Sports Adam Catterall that the promotion is working on Edwards vs. Colby Covington to serve as the co-headliner of UFC 295. The event is set to take place on November 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York with Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic heavyweight title fight serving as the main event.
Jorge Masvidal casts light on alleged assault of Colby Covington: "I wasn't even there bro!"
Josh Evanoff - June 8, 2023
Former UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal has discussed his altercation with Colby Covington. ‘Gamebred’ and ‘Chaos’ fought last March in the main event of UFC 272. In that outing, Covington dominated in the battle of friends-turned-foes, as he won by unanimous decision. However, the fight itself did nothing to stop the trash-talking between the two. In the following weeks, Masvidal and Covington continued to throw verbal shots at one another.
Colby Covington explains why he will never consider former roommate Jon Jones as the greatest fighter of all time
Harry Kettle - June 6, 2023
Colby Covington has explained why he can’t consider former roommate Jon Jones as the greatest fighter of all time. In the eyes of many, Jon Jones is the greatest MMA fighter ever. In the strictest sense, he has never lost a fight in his career – outside of a disqualification. He’s the best light heavyweight we’ve ever seen, and he’s now the UFC heavyweight champion too.
Colby Covington hopes to lineup a fight with Conor McGregor after dethroning Leon Edwards: “I have nothing but respect and admiration”
Harry Kettle - June 1, 2023
Colby Covington has expressed interest in a potential fight with Conor McGregor if he’s able to get past Leon Edwards. Later this year, Colby Covington is expected to challenge Leon Edwards for the UFC welterweight championship. In doing so, he will attempt to become the undisputed champion at 170 pounds for the very first time.
Khamzat Chimaev believes Colby Covington is receiving another title shot because he’s an American
Fernando Quiles - May 24, 2023
Belal Muhammad thinks Colby Covington is getting desperate: "I like that little fear in him"
Fernando Quiles - May 23, 2023
Belal Muhammad thinks there’s a little bit of desperation from Colby Covington. “Chaos” Covington is expected to challenge Leon Edwards for the UFC Welterweight Championship at some point this year. Many have criticized the UFC for giving Covington the next title opportunity at 170 pounds, but Dana White has insisted that Muhammad will get the winner of Edwards vs. Covington.
UFC fighter lauds Colby Covington for helping him after moving to United States: "He's such a great man"
Fernando Quiles - May 21, 2023
One UFC fighter has expressed gratitude to Colby Covington for assisting him during trying times. Much has been made about Covington for his persona. The former interim UFC Welterweight Champion leans into the MAGA movement, and his trash talk has drawn the ire of many fighters. All of the extra noise doesn’t matter to Themba Gorimbo, however.
Colby Covington has friendly advice for UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling: "Just keep being you"
Fernando Quiles - May 18, 2023
UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling has a supporter in Colby Covington. Sterling may be the 135-pound ruler, but some feel the “Funk Master” hasn’t gotten the respect he deserves. Count former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub in the camp of people who don’t believe Aljo has been given his due, as he mentioned during “The Schaub Show” (via MMA Knockout).
Colby Covington slams "UFC washouts" for competing under BKFC: "They couldn’t make it in the UFC"
Lewis Simpson - May 15, 2023
The sport of mixed martial arts has grown rapidly over the last decade, and bare-knuckle boxing is quickly following the same footprint. However, the next welterweight title challenger, Colby Covington, isn’t a fan of the sport. The past face, the violent and bloody sport, has made it extremely popular among hardcore combat sports fanatics who crave the chaos of what bare-knuckle boxing brings. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) are the leading organization in the sport and has a reputation for handsomely paying its athletes. This has resulted in former UFC fighters eager to test their skills between the ropes for a lucrative payday.
Colby Covington alleges that Jorge Masvidal was on steroids during their fight: "I used to watch him inject EPO"
Josh Evanoff - May 11, 2023
Colby Covington claims Israel Adesanya "can't hang" with him: "I beat him from pillar to post"
Lewis Simpson - May 11, 2023
Colby Covington made a bold statement claiming that UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesayna doesn’t stand a chance with him inside the Octagon and is willing to back it up. Covington is currently ranked No.2 in the welterweight division and is on the hunt for a third championship fight later in the year. During his time under the UFC banner, Covington has attained the interim welterweight gold strap and fell short on two occasions to claim the undisputed championship against Kamaru Usman.
Colby Covington confident he'd KO Islam Makhachev if the lightweight champ moved up: "I think I dust him inside of three rounds"
Cole Shelton - May 9, 2023
Colby Covington doubts Islam Makhachev would move up to welterweight, but if he does he believes it would be an easy fight for him. Makhachev is the current UFC lightweight champion and is expected to face the winner of Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush in October. After that, it’s uncertain who would be next and although there has been talk of Islam fighting at 170 before, Covington doubts that will happen.
Belal Muhammad responds after once again being dubbed a “racist” by Colby Covington: “Lawyers can’t help you”
Harry Kettle - May 9, 2023
Belal Muhammad has responded after being called a racist by Colby Covington as their war of words really heats up. Last Saturday night at UFC 288, Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns. In doing so, he put himself in a great position to eventually challenge for the UFC welterweight championship. However, in the eyes of many, Colby Covington is still the man who will receive that next shot.
Colby Covington claims “clear scumbag” Ali Abdelaziz was the only one who profited from Gilbert Burns vs Belal Muhammad: “I just feel sorry”
Harry Kettle - May 9, 2023
Colby Covington has called out Ali Abdelaziz as the only person who benefited from the match-up between Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad. Last weekend, Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns via decision in a big welterweight title eliminator. However, many fans noted that the contest wasn’t exactly as action-packed as they would’ve hoped.
Colby Covington slams 'Racist' Belal Muhammad after UFC 288 win: "He's going to have to fight again"
Josh Evanoff - May 8, 2023
Colby Covington blasts Leon Edwards for turning down title fight in London: "The disrespect he has towards his own people is disgusting"
Cole Shelton - May 8, 2023
Colby Covington has taken aim at Leon Edwards for delaying their title fight. After Edwards defended his belt for the first time at UFC 286 in March, it was revealed that Covington would be next. At the time, no date was revealed but the plan was for them to fight at UFC 291 on July 22 in London, England. However, the Brit turned it down citing that he needed more time, which left Covington frustrated as he doesn’t understand why Edwards wouldn’t want to fight in his home country.
Belal Muhammad explains how Colby Covington title shot “worked out better” for him in the long run
Harry Kettle - April 27, 2023
Belal Muhammad has explained how Colby Covington getting a UFC title shot has actually worked out quite well for him. While it has yet to be officially booked, Colby Covington looks set to challenge for the UFC welterweight championship in his next fight. He’ll do so against Leon Edwards, the man who defeated Kamaru Usman twice to cement his status as the new king of the mountain at 170 pounds.