Ben Askren doesn’t shy away from a twitter roast. Today is no exception as he mocks Colby Covington for not getting a title shot.
Askren, the former Olympic wrestler and Bellator champion prepares for his second UFC appearance against Jorge Masvidal. The winner of the fight will likely get a title shot against current champion, Kamaru Usman.
‘Chaos’ Covington hasn’t fought since winning the interim welterweight title against Rafael Dos Anjos in June 2018. It was anticipated Covington would be next in line for a title shot against Usman. However yesterday, BJPenn.com reported that Colby Covington has accepted a fight against Robbie Lawler for UFC Newark main event on August 3rd.
As the possibility of a title fight between Covington and Usman is dramatically pushed back, it increases the likelihood of Askren fighting Usman, depending on the result of his next fight. Askren decided to insult Covington about the situation, calling him a ‘dumbass’.
Hey @ColbyCovMMA …. told you dumbass. Listen to me next time.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) June 25, 2019
“Hey Colby Covington … told you dumbass. Listen to me next time.’ wrote Askren on Twitter.
Ben Askren is definitely on a roll with the Colby Covington jabs. Yesterday during an interview, Helen Lee asked Ben Askren what he thought about Covington’s comments that Usman will be stripped of his title. Ben immediately dismissed the question saying: ‘He’s such a Moron. Colby, shut up.’
Colby Covington has yet to respond but is often vocal about his feelings towards Ben Askren. He previously called out ‘Funky’ saying if they fought, “It would be a slaughter and it wouldn’t be competitive. If that 36-year old virgin builds himself up and becomes a draw, then no problem.”
What do you think about Askren’s comments to Colby, and who do you think will be next to fight Kamaru Usman? Let us know your thoughts.
This story first appeared on BJPENN.com June 25, 2019