UFC’s Colby Covington wants to give “soft” LeBron James the Nate Robinson treatment

Colby Covington, LeBron James
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Outspoken UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington is calling for a boxing match with NBA legend LeBron James.

Cross-sport boxing matches are all anybody can talk about these days, after YouTube star Jake Paul strafed former NBA player Nate Robinson in the co-main event of last weekend’s Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. card.

The Paul vs. Robinson fight certainly caught the attention of Covington, who is now calling for a boxing match with James, and anticipates a similarly violent outcome.

“Heard they finally scraped @nate_robinson’s carcass off the @staplescenter floor,” Covington wrote on Twitter on Monday. “I’d make @kingjames eat the canvas in half the amount of time. Everyone knows current @NBA players are the softest and most privileged athletes on the planet.”

This is far from the first time Covington has taken a shot at James, who is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

The UFC welterweight has targeted James multiple times previously, most notably when the NBA star threw his support behind the Black Lives Matter movement.

Covington also previously called for a fight with James, suggesting the basketball player “wouldn’t last 10 seconds” in the Octagon.

What do you think of this callout from Colby Covington? Do you think LeBron James will respond?

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