Colby Covington hasn’t fought since UFC 225 back in June of 2018. Since then, he has had nasal surgery and a fairly public dispute with Dana White and the UFC — both of which have slowed down his return.
Having been on the bench for close to a year, Covington isn’t happy with what he has seen. He believes UFC fans have been robbed, as the promotion’s champions aren’t fighting regularly. But he assures that once he becomes champion, he will fight anyone the UFC offers.
Colby Covington says fight fans have been ‘robbed’
“I’m all about being the champion of the people these days, man,” Colby Covington said on BJPenn.com Radio recently. “I’m among the people. I hang out with the people, all the fans. I just want to do what the fans want. Whoever they want me to fight, I don’t care. Line them all up. Line the best contender, lineup the best hype guys. It doesn’t matter to me. I want to be a true champion of the people and I’ll fight for the people, man. Whoever they want to put in front of me. If this Nate Diaz, if it’s a GSP, if it’s that sheep-lover Khabib. I’ll take them all, man. I just want to put on an exciting fight for the fans.
“I feel like the fans have been robbed as of late. Everybody’s trying to pick and choose. Everybody wants. Not everybody’s here to really be about this business and really fight the best. Some of these guys, they want to be picky [and] choosy. They want to make excuses, they want to complain, they want this and that. They want more, this and that. I’m just here just to prove my worth and make the UFC great again.”
Needless to say, Colby Covington has big plans for his reign as UFC welterweight champ. Of course, for that reign to begin, he’ll have to unseat reigning champ Kamaru Usman. The fight isn’t booked yet, but all signs point to it going down later this year.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 5/31/2019.