Ought to Colby Covington make the move to professional wrestling, he’s focusing on a single of its most significant stars.
In April, Covington teased that a move to the WWE could consider position as early as next yr, vowing to “make wrestling genuine again” and bring his brand name of showmanship to the wrestling enterprise. Present-day WWE Winner Drew McIntyre caught wind of Covington’s opinions and he welcomed “Chaos,” suggesting that they satisfy in an unsanctioned match.
“If he would like this unsanctioned struggle outside the house of WWE, I’m eager to struggle him in a bar or a thing,” McIntyre instructed ESPN. “There’s a motive there’s distinctive weight lessons [in MMA]. I’m about a hundred pounds heavier than the guy, I’m a foot taller than the person. I’m eager to have an precise fight with him if he wishes an unsanctioned fight. It’ll place additional eyes on the solution, completely delighted with me.
“I’ll smash his head in, I’ll shut him up. I’ll split his jaw like [Kamaru] Usman did, and then much more individuals view WWE. So, Colby, I’ll fight you. No title shot however, which is reserved for the WWE superstars.”
Covington, in switch, took another swipe at McIntyre onWhat the Heck, warning every person concerned that they’re responsible for what he may do to McIntyre in a match.
“Last time I was on right here, we have been speaking about Drew McIntyre,” Covington said toWhat the Heckhost Mike Heck. “You signed a man’s dying certificate. Now you are gonna have to get Drew McIntyre’s blood on your fingers. For the reason that now he’s chatting all outrageous out there like he wants to combat in an unsanctioned fight. I’m not fearful of a combat, I like to fight.
“The entire world is a odd area proper now. Generally, I can fight anyone when I want, just talk to Dana White. But the world’s a bizarre location, so I’m having a difficult time fighting Drew McIntyre, [but] I’m gonna battle him shortly.”
McIntyre is a star in pro wrestling. But matches with predetermined results and sports leisure isn’t new to Covington. He had a pretty temporary operate with Impression Wrestling in 2017 as portion of a storyline featuring American Prime Group owner Dan Lambert (who’s a large pro wrestling enthusiast), and the brash persona he’s emphasized as he’s ascended the UFC welterweight ranks is straight out of the pro wrestling playbook.
Due to the fact of his MMA credentials and willingness to stir the pot, Covington sees himself as a best foil for McIntyre and anyone else in the WWE that needs to move into the ring. At the moment, he’s leaving any negotiations with the WWE to his management, as he continue to has his sights established on likely fights with rivals Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.
“I’m not amazed,” Covington said of McIntyre acknowledging his callout. “He sees the way I draw. I’m the king of the UFC correct now. I’m the most controversial and talked-about fighter. Everyone can not preserve my title out of their mouth. I’m living lease-absolutely free in each fighter’s head. All people talks about me and every person needs to be me. The point with the WWE is everyone thinks that I’m just gonna leave the UFC and go to the WWE. No, I can do equally at the identical time. I’m continue to younger, I’m 32 many years youthful, I’m not even in my prime nevertheless. I’m nevertheless obtaining better each one day, more powerful each individual working day, improved cardio, and most people understands how very good my cardio is. They phone me ‘The Cardio King’ for a motive.
“So I want to do both equally at the identical time. I want to go whoop Drew McIntyre’s ass in an unsanctioned combat, perhaps above in Saudi Arabia, perhaps in his house country of Scotland. And I want to go whoop ‘Marty Fakenewsman’’s ass and ‘Street Judas’ Masvidal’s ass, and nothing’s changing. It’s gonna come about.”
Immediately after a clip from Covington’s job interview strike Twitter, the WWE champion responded.