On Saturday morning in Singapore, on the main card of UFC Fight Night 111, American Top Team’s Colby Covington scored a lopsided decision win over the UFC’s number-seven ranked welterweight, Dong Hyun Kim. With this win, the American is likely to burst into the divisional top-10, where more tough challenges are sure to await.
Speaking to the media shortly after his defeat of Kim, Covington explained that he plans to continue to take out ranked welterweights, referring to his rise as the “embarrassment tour.”
“I’m dominating these guys,” Covington said (h/t MMAJunkie.com). “I just dominated the No. 7 guy in the world. No one has dominated him like that. This is officially the embarrassment tour. I embarrassed him in Asia tonight and I’m going to keep embarrassing the division. It doesn’t matter how I beat them, the way I’m beating them – this is easy money, bro.”
“[This win over Kim] is definitely a statement win,” Covington continued. “Look what I just did. 30-25 (scorecards). I beat him every second of every round. It wasn’t even competitive out there. I didn’t even break out a sweat out there. I’m just getting warmed up. You haven’t seen the best of me yet.”
Covington then discussed UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, who he used to train with at American Top Team.
“I know Tyron Woodley got tired just watching us at home,” Covington said. “Last time I trained with him, it wasn’t even competitive. He gets tired just watching this. I’ll break him in half.”
With his impressive defeat of Kim, Covington extended his current streak to four. In his three next most recent fights, he defeated Bryan Barberena by decision, Max Griffin by TKO, and Jonathan Meunier by submission. The rising contender is now 12-1 overall.
How do you think Colby Covington will do in the welterweight top-10?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/14/2017.