Former ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren is now close to signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). With that in mind, former interim UFC welterweight title holder Colby Covington has some choice words for the fighter.
The UFC is currently negotiating with ONE Championship to trade former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren. The deal has yet to be finalized, but is reportedly nearly agreed upon.
Speaking to FloCombat, Colby Covington has since come forward with his thoughts on the matter.
“I don’t really have too [many] thoughts on it. He’s piping up the wrong tree, he’s asking for this big fight and he’s never won a fight in the top 50 let alone the top 20.
“He’s trying to prove himself by calling me out but I’m America’s champ. My skills got me to the White House. Where the hell has that loser ever been? Nowhere. He’s not been anywhere. Where have his skills taken him? Malaysia? That’s really cool. He ain’t ready for the big cities and the bright lights. I just sold out the United Center like Michael Jordan. 15,000 plus were on their feet in Chicago to witness greatness.”
“That needle dick can’t get 15 people into an Asian bingo hall. They gave him away for a midget for Christ’s sake. There’s levels to this shit.”
“Nothing about Ben Askren impresses me. He’s a one-dimensional fighter. He’s never hurt a fly. He hasn’t beat[en] anybody relevant. He hasn’t beat[en] anybody top 50 in the world. If he proves himself and works his way up, he’s an easy payday for me but he’s not a draw. No one gives a f*ck about him. If he wants to come to the big boy’s league, he’s been in the little boy’s league, but you’re going to have to work your way up.
“I’m not reaching to the bottom of the mountain to pick guys up anymore. I’m at the top of the UFC mountain. You’ve got to earn your way up. I’m not helping you. If you work your way up, don’t worry buddy, I’ll leave you unconscious and we’ll send you back to the prelims where you [belong].”
“If he gets matched up right like what they like to do with their prospects—and that’s all he is: a prospect—I think he could beat some strikers. He’s got a wrestling background to beat some strikers. But he’s getting older and he’s never really fought any good competition. He’s fighting these guys in these Asian bingo halls that don’t belong there. They’re not true fighters.
“Nobody knows who this pencil-necked, Chia-pet dweeb is and that’s ’cause he’s never done anything relevant in the sport. When he’s done something relevant, then come talk to me.”