Colby Covington (born February 22, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist fighter who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is one of the top ranked UFC welterweight contenders.
UFC welterweight contender, Colby Covington.
Covington made headlines following his street altercation in Australia with former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. During the incident, Werdum assaulted Covington with a boomerang in a situation that went viral immediately.
The internet wasn’t kind to Colby Covington following Fabricio Werdum’s boomerang assault.
“I started wrestling young, so my preparation there helped form the man I am now,” Colby Covington said when asked about his college wrestling career.
“Since I was a little kid, I have been dreaming of this. The past few years I have had visions and dreams of a belt wrapped around my waist. Even before my first loss, I had a vision that something like that was going to come up and it didn’t mean that I was going to lose to someone better but just that I was going to have a setback. That was going to fuel me for a stronger comeback. That’s exactly what it did. I worked on my weaknesses. I am a complete fighter now. I really feel like it is destiny for me to hold the UFC welterweight title. I am going to show you guys that those are not just words.” Covington said to FightersOnlyMag.com