Love him or hate him, top-ranked UFC welterweight contender, Colby Covington, knows how to generate interest and media attention.
‘Chaos’ has quickly become one of the most controversial fighters on the UFC roster for his continued derogatory remarks about Brazil and his trolling on social media.
Shortly after calling Brazil a ‘dump’, Covington got into a heated altercation with proud Brazilian and former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, who hurled a boomerang at the American outside a hotel in Sydney, Australia last year.
The 30-year-old also enraged Marvel and Star Wars fans after he posted major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Twitter.
Other than his teammates at American Top Team (ATT), Covington has made enemies of just about everyone in the UFC and is one of the least popular fighters on the roster. But the way he sees it, trolling his fellow fighters and enraging comic book fans is ‘good for business’.
Speaking to Damon Martin of MMA Weekly ahead of his upcoming interim welterweight title fight with Rafael dos Anjos on Saturday, Covington said he’s ‘the super villain of the whole entire UFC’.
“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.
“They’re all going to be tuning in on June 9 on pay-per-view to watch me put an ass whooping on that little Franken-nerd RDA. I’m going to leave RDA motionless in the Octagon and there will be no question I’m the undisputed welterweight champion of the world.”
The former NCAA Division I wrestler also plans to ‘takeover Chicago’ after making a fool of ‘RDA’ on Saturday.
“He’s got no chance and the whole world is going to find out who is the greatest welterweight of all time and that’s Colby “Chaos” Covington,” he said.
“I can’t wait to go takeover Chicago. 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.”
UFC 225, which also features a headlining middleweight championship bout between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero, takes place Saturday, June 9 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
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