Colby Covington believes Khabib Nurmagomedov is a ‘p****’ for not combating at welterweight and believes he’s the explanation ‘The Eagle’ by no means fought at 170lbs.
Nurmagomedov retired on Saturday night on Struggle Island after his lopsided victory over Justin Gaethje ended within the second spherical by way of a triangle choke to depart the game because the pound-for-pound primary.
Though many predicted ‘The Spotlight’ can be the hardest take a look at for the Russian of all his 29 fights, it proved to be certainly one of his easiest victories in Abu Dhabi.
Covington, the previous interim welterweight champion, is among the most controversial characters within the UFC and took the prospect to kick Gaethje whereas he was down.
“I referred to as that combat to a tee,” Covington instructed Submission Radio. “I stated precisely what was going to occur.
“You had the faux information media increase Justin Gaethje like he was this All-Star wrestler and he had all of the instruments to beat Khabib, however what are they speaking about? I noticed that man wrestle in school.
“Whereas I used to be banging all of the promenade queens in school and pinning guys’ shoulders to the mat and profitable nationwide championships and changing into All-American, I noticed Justin Gaethje wrestle. That man sucked, man, he was a scrub.
“And simply trigger you wrestled, doesn’t imply you’re any good. So, I knew precisely how that was going to go. I knew that Khabib – after all Khabib ought to be capable to beat him, he’s combating these little midgets.
“Come on, combat in your personal weight class.”
Khabib dominated each single certainly one of his 29 opponents and left the octagon whenever with little greater than a scratch each time.
Rumours about his big weight reduce have manifested for years, with the Russian admitting he suffered seizures earlier than his UFC 229 conflict with Conor McGregor two years in the past.
Nonetheless, ‘Chaos’ feels as if the 32-year-old gained an unfair benefit over his opponents by reducing a lot weight and invited him to return to share the octagon with him.
Covington added: “There was a fantastic American legend hero that stated in school, ‘p****** reduce weight’. And I’m not speaking about Dan Gable, who I used to be round in school, the man’s a legend, I’m speaking about yours actually. I’m saying, if it’s a must to reduce weight, you’re a p****.
“Why are you searching for this large benefit to have a weight benefit over these little guys and beat midgets? Come combat in an actual man’s weight class.”
“I feel I’m the person and I’m the explanation that he doesn’t come as much as 170 within the first place,” Covington added. “There’s a motive Khabib cuts all that weight. He cuts tonnes of weight.
“All people is aware of he walks round at like 190. He’s greater than me. However I’m an actual man; I combat in my weight class. I’ll combat a person any measurement. Khabib’s searching for a means; he desires to beat up little midgets.
“Okay, that’s cool, Khabib, you beat up a bunch of little guys, a bunch of little midges. However you’re not going to combat in an actual man’s weight class like 170 or welterweight, as a result of you recognize I’m the person.
“You recognize who’s right here, you recognize you haven’t any probability to maintain that undefeated report. So, there’s a motive he’s trying to reduce a bunch of weight and there’s a motive I’ll combat any man alive.”