The former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington labels Conor McGregor as the laughingstock of MMA following his recent call out of Kamaru Usman.
But, according to Colby Covington, this call-out is just to stay relevant. Covington claimed that the former two-division champion is the new ‘laughingstock’ in the world of MMA. He also mentioned that McGregor is washed up after the recent loss against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
“I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard about it and that’s just Conor trying to get some hype, get some headlines,” Covington said on a recent episode of What the Heck. “Come on, dude, the guy just got knocked out by ‘Dustin Sorry-ier.’ Come on, are you serious? Do you want a title shot at 170? You’re getting beat up by gatekeeper lightweights, and now you want to come to the top of the 170 welterweight division? Everybody knows what Conor’s doing. He’s not really gonna do that. He’s not gonna come up and fight welterweight.
“He’s just doing that to grab attention, to grab headlines, make people think he’s being taken seriously because honestly, he’s a joke. He’s the laughingstock in the MMA community and even to casual fans because they’re just like, ‘Conor’s washed up. He’s done.’ He made all that money with his whiskey, he made all that money for the Mayweather fight, he is not motivated. Nothing gets him up early in the morning to go fight. He tries to say it’s for his kids but man, the guy’s done. He has nothing left in the tank.”
As for now, Poirier and McGregor are tied to 1-1. The trilogy between these two fighters is officially set for UFC 264, as per Dana White. Covington predicts that ‘The Diamond’ will win the fight but still calls his former teammate a ‘piece of sh-it.
“Yeah, and that’s not saying like Dustin Sorry-ier is any good or like, is anything special,” Covington said of the trilogy. “Because the guy’s not. The guy’s a gatekeeper at lightweight. He’s nothing more. All in the big fights he always gets knocked out and beaten. He’s a jobber, that’s the definition of what Dustin Sorry-ier is.
“And he’s a fake. He is a clown, trying to start that charity and say that he’s all about The Good Fight and he’s trying to give back to kids. No, he is not, that is a tax write-off for your business. Tell the people the truth, I know the real person you are Dustin Sorry-ier. You are a piece of sh*t person behind the scenes. You won’t do this and that. You don’t treat anybody good. You act like you’re better than people with an ego, so don’t act like you’re special just because you beat ‘Conman McGregor’ after his time and when he was washed up.”
Covington, who lost to the current champion Usman at UFC 245, is expected to get another crack at the welterweight gold.