Former UFC interim welterweight champ Colby Covington has recently been engaged in a war of words with upcoming UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith.
One of the latest salvos in this verbal conflict came from Smith, who claimed he encountered Covington at a Chicago gym, and that Covington said nothing to him. More specifically, he referred to the welterweight as a “scared cat.”
Speaking on a recent episode of Submission Radio, Colby Covington responded to this comment from Anthony Smith in classic fashion, deriding Smith’s accomplishments and simultaneously reminding the world of his own.
“He’s a total mark,” Covington said of Smith (transcript via MMAjunkie). “You know, the guy, he hasn’t beat anybody that wasn’t 10 years past their prime coming off the steroids. He’s on, what, a three-fight win streak, and he was just getting knocked out by (middleweights). So, the guy’s a complete joke. Everything he’s saying, ‘Oh, we were in the gym.’ Dude, you never came up to me in the gym. You trained on the opposite side of the gym. Who’s the (expletive)?
“Like, the guy’s irrelevant. He shouldn’t even be fighting for a title. But hats off to him: He’s getting a title shot. But I’m gonna stick to winning belts. He’s never going to be winning a belt, so that’s something we ain’t going to have to worry about. I’m going to stick to winning belts and go to the White House.”
Colby Covington continued, assuring that Anthony Smith will lose his UFC 235 title fight with Jon Jones.
“I could give a (expletive) less about the guy,” Covington said. “He’s a junior. He’s not on my level. He shouldn’t even be talking to a king. He’s never going to win a belt. He’s never going to the White House. The guy’s an amateur, and he shouldn’t even be fighting for a title, but he’s in one of the weakest divisions in the UFC, so hats off to him.
“He gets his show-up money to take a loss, and that’s the end of him. We’re focusing on me.”
What do you think of this ongoing beef between Anthony Smith and Colby Covington?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/25/2019.