EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington explains how he’s been preparing for “juiced-up little lightweight” Rafael dos Anjos

This Saturday night, in the co-main event of UFC 225, surging welterweight contender Colby Covington will battle former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title.

Speaking on the latest episode of BJPENN.COM Radio, Covington explained how he’s been preparing for dos Anjos, and the many weapons he brings to the battlefield.

“I’ve been putting in a lot of cardio rounds in the bedroom,” Covington said. “I got to make sure I finish off ‘Ralphie dos Nachos’ in the first round, because I got to give ten rounds to all my Midwest freaks in Chicago, you know, in the bedroom. I’ve been training hard, my cardio’s up, I’m ready for five rounds.”

While Covington assures he’s been training his cardio in the bedroom, he also gave some insight into who he’s been training with in the gym. Suffice it to say that, inside the talent-rich American Top Team facility in Florida, Covington has plenty of killers to help him prepare for war.

“[One of] my main training partners has been Dustin Poirier,” he said. “There’s not a higher level look for boxing and stand-up striking than Dustin Poirier. I’ve got to give much love to him. He’s the next lightweight champ. And of course my best friend Jorge Masvidal. This guy’s always been with me every step of the way, to give me knowledge to always just be there as a good friend and help me improve on this journey. Then my head coach, Mike Brown, a lot of credit goes to him. He puts the game plans together and we go out and execute.”

Needless to say, Colby Covington feels ready to silence his doubters and put Rafael dos Anjos down.

“All the doubters, all the haters, all the people that have an irrelevant opinion from their mom’s basement eating Cheetos, they’re going to be getting their Cheeto fingers dirty on their keyboards ’cause they’re going to be fucking having the snowflake Armageddon after I melt RDA,” Covington said.

“He’s a juiced-up little lightweight,” he added. “He got melted by featherweights, so there’s not really much to respect about the guy. The guy, he’s not good at anything besides looking like a Frankenstein.”

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/4/2018.