EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington makes prediction for UFC 225 bout with Rafael dos Anjos

Colby Covington has had plenty to say about his UFC 225 opponent Rafael dos Anjos. In fact, Covington has had plenty to say about pretty much everybody he’s been asked about, from dos Anjos, to Tyron Woodley, to Robert Whittaker, to Darren Till, to Fabricio Werdum.

While talk is what Covington has become known for, however, it will soon be time to get back to what he’s truly good at: fighting. And when that time comes, he expects to handle his business quickly and decisively.

Covington offered a prediction for his fight with dos Anjos on the latest episode of BJPENN.COM Radio — and accused his foe of steroid use while he was at it.

“The prediction is the first round, I’m going to have to feel him out, kick the steroids out of him, beat the steroids out of him,” Covington said. “The second round he will melt, and I will finish him in the second round. He’s going to get knocked out, he’s going to be unconscious, he’s going to be motionless in that octagon and I’m getting 10 pounds of gold wrapped around my waist. I’m going to get on my private jet back to South Beach to all my beautiful women.”

Colby Covington will enter his UFC 225 bout with Rafael dos Anjos, which will crown the UFC’s interim welterweight champion, with an impressive 13-1 record. Since joining the UFC in August of 2014, he’s gone 8-1, sandwiching a submission loss to Warlley Alves between defeats of Anying Wang, Wagner Silva, Mike Pyle, Jonathan Meunier, Max Griffin, Bryan Barberena, Dong Hyun Kim, and most recently, former title challenger Demian Maia.

Dos Anjos, meanwhile, who is the former UFC lightweight champion, has gone 3-0 since moving to the welterweight division, defeating Tarec Saffiedine by decision, Neil Magny by submission, and Robbie Lawler by decision. He’s 28-9 overall.

Who do you think comes out on top when the cage door closes on Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington?

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