Colby Covington Gives Thoughts on Fighting Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev & Colby Covington


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Khamzat Chimaev & Colby Covington

Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Colby “Chaos” Covington is ready to take on, and derail, a hype train.

Covington spoke with MMA Fighting on Wednesday, November 25, 2021, about his thoughts on No. 10-ranked UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev, calling him a “joke” and saying he’d send “Borz” to the hospital if they fought.

This isn’t the first time Chaos has ripped into Chimaev, calling him “C*mshot Chimaev” during the UFC 268 media day. If you missed Covington’s verbal jab, you can watch the clip below:


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Chimaev is 4-0 in the UFC and 10-0 as a professional mixed martial artist. He’s defeated all four of his UFC opponents via finish and has only been hit by one significant strike. He’s captured the attention of many in the MMA community because of his dominance and entertaining personality.

But one person who isn’t impressed is Covington.

Speaking with MMA Fighting, Covington said via the outlet: “He’s a joke. He needs to beat someone worthy — someone in the top 5, someone in the top of the rankings, not just fight hand-picked people. What does he have, four UFC fights? The media loves to rush these kids and these hype jobs. This is fighting, man. People can get seriously hurt from rushing people like that.

“But if you guys want to rush a guy, take some time off of his life and send him for a hospital treatment, then, yeah, the door is open for that. I love doing good business and I love doing business with the UFC. It would be an honor to beat who they want me to beat, and if that’s the name they put in front of me, I can promise you that I’m gonna train extremely hard and I’m gonna show a new skill set the world hasn’t seen yet. You kind of see that from me every fight, I get better every fight. I add new layers to my game, so whoever they try and match me up with next, you’re gonna see those new layers and someone is gonna get seriously hurt.”

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