Colby Covington Explains Why He Wants To Face Off Against Drew McIntyre
SINGAPORE – JUNE 17: Colby Covington reacts after the conclusion of his welterweight bout against Dong Hyun Kim during the UFC Fight Night event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Last week, UFC fighter Colby Covington made headlines by saying that he would like to make an attempt at giving himself a shot at getting into the ring. Speaking on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio, Covington said that he’d specifically like to take on WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.
“He’s a big, he’s a powerful guy, he reinvented himself,” he said. “He beat Brock Lesnar, that’s no joke … I’m shooting for the top of the mountain, I’m trying to fight Drew McIntyre. I’m not trying to pick on someone smaller than me … I expressed myself to go over to WWE and wrestle, but it sounds like Drew McIntyre expressed himself like he wants to fight, so if WWE doesn’t want to sanction this, we can do this in a [unsanctioned] country, maybe we do it in the UK, maybe we do it in Saudi Arabia, but I think there needs to be a fight between me and Drew McIntyre. you know, David vs. Goliath, I think it’s the perfect billing.”
Regardless of what type of fight the two have, it seems as if Covington is very serious about seeing McIntyre in some form. Whether or not the two ever meet has yet to be seen, but if they meet, it will truly be a David vs. Goliath type of matchup on size alone.
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