Colby Covington

Colby Covington is one of the first to drop his name to recap big UFC events.

That happened recently with Submission Radio talking to the top contender about UFC 269.

Dustin Poirier was front-and-center on the mind of Covington, who ripped him for his “quitter mentality” and called for a potential future fight. 

“Just the quitter mentality of Dustin,” Covington said. “He’s always been like that. Doesn’t like to work hard. You know, living off beating Conor McGregor. What’s the big deal about beating Conor McGregor anymore these days? I mean, he has a great legacy, did some great things in the past.

“The guy made a lot of money, but he doesn’t have that same drive anymore. So, beating a guy like that is not going to mean you’re going to be some world-beater or the best in the world. So, that’s what I saw. I figured he’s gonna gas out and he was going to eventually quit. And that’s what he did.

“Just like in the Khabib fight. He quits, he puts his head on the mat and he leaves his neck open so he can get rear naked choked. So, it wasn’t a surprise.”

Covington is coming off a loss to Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title. He has mentioned facing Jorge Masvidal in 2022 among a possible Poirier fight.

“There’s a lot of options out there. You look at this bully that fought last night. You know, Dustin Soyrier. Louisiana swamp trash,” Covington said. “He said a lot of things too in the media. And now he’s saying that he might come up to 170, he wants to come fight in a real man’s weight class. So, this is another personal fight. These are different types of fights, man. This isn’t about the rankings, this is about personal grudges and being held accountable for your actions.

“You said it’s on site when I see you in the media, it’s this and that. He’s talking this big game like he’s a street fighter, he’s some badass fighter. Stop cutting all that weight, Dustin. Come up to the real man’s weight class, welterweight, and let’s do this, man.

“You talk too much shit. You know, you can bring your little Jezabel of a wife, bring that little kid you used a prop, bring the whole Louisiana swamp trash family, and let’s do this, man. Stop cutting all that weight, stop being a bully.”


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