Covington labels McGregor ‘laughing stock of MMA’ in brutal assessment

Colby Covington has taken a shot at Conor McGregor after the Irishman hinted at pursuing the UFC welterweight title.

Covington, who beat Tyron Woodley in his last outing, is hoping to land a rematch against 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman before the end of the year. The two rivals went toe to toe at UFC 245 with ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ claiming the win courtesy of a vicious fifth round stoppage.

“He’s just trying to grab attention”

The majority of MMA fans are eager to see them run it back given how much of a barnburner it was, although many feel as if Covington will try to wrestle Usman more after seeing his insane knockout win over Jorge Masvidal.

On the flip side, Conor McGregor is set to square off with Dustin Poirier this summer in their highly anticipated trilogy showdown.

Despite that Conor seems intent on going after a third UFC belt at welterweight in the future, with Covington telling MMA Fighting that he thinks the whole thing is a joke.

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“I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard about it and that’s obviously just Conor trying to get some hype, get some headlines.

“Come on, dude, the guy just got knocked out by ‘Dustin Sorry-ier.’ Come on, are you serious? 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,” Covington said. 

“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 has no motivation. 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.”

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