EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington plans to become a three-sport champion

At UFC 225, which goes down in Chicago this Saturday, Colby Covington plans to take out Rafael dos Anjos to capture the UFC interim welterweight title. From there, he plans on defeating undisputed champion Tyron Woodley to unify the welterweight title. Then, somewhere down the road, he’d like to challenge both middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, and lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to become a three-division UFC champion.

Needless to say, the outspoken welterweight is not short on ambition.

Interestingly, however, Covington’s ambition is not confined by the eight sides of the Octagon. Not in the slightest. Shortly after UFC 225, he’s planning on flying to Las Vegas to compete in the World Series of Poker.

“I’m going out to Hawaii the week after I’m champ, and then I’ll be in Vegas for the World Series of Poker, playing in the World Series of Poker main event,” Covington said on the latest episode of BJPENN.COM Radio. “I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a nice little tour.”

Covington then elaborated on his poker plans. Apparently, he plans to reach championship heights at the poker table, and eventually, conquer the world of pro wrestling too. In other words, he’s hoping to become a three-sport champion.

“I love playing poker,” Covington said. “I want to be the first two-sport world champion in poker and fighting, and eventually pro wrestling and WWE. Three-sport world champion but first things first, we got the UFC, and then I’m going out for the poker main event. I love playing Texas Hold ‘Em. I love playing tournaments and big cash games, high-stakes cash games. I look forward to getting out to Las Vegas and winning some money.”

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/6/2018.